Textbooks on Reserve Program

Textbook Information (During Covid-19)

For Students

Physical Reserves in the library: 

Our textbook on reserve program is very popular, but we are unable to safely circulate materials for short period of time during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Students are unable to check out items on physical course reserves for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020.  We are sometimes able to work with your instructors to find materials for your classes.  Please contact reserves@kent.edu and include the course name, instructor name, and books you need for your classes.  We will look into options that may help.

Electronic Reserves

Please check your sidebar in blackboard to see if your instructor added electronic reserves for your section.  You can also login to https://kent.ares.atlas-sys.com/ares/ to see if there are any classes you are taking that have electronic reserves available.  

For Instructors

Physical Reserves in the library: 

We are not circulating physical books for Course Reserves at the library for the fall semester. This means that any physical reserve items (including kits, books, skeletons, etc.) cannot be checked out. University Libraries is following IFLA Coronavirus Pandemic quarantine guidelines for returned physical materials.  As such, the library has a process to quarantine returned items for 3 days, and therefore it is not feasible to check out items for short term loans as we normally would. Instead we are relying on electronic reserves.

Electronic Reserves

Streaming videos: Streaming video requests will now be reviewed before purchase. We are prioritizing course materials, so if you use films in your class please send the film list to reserves@kent.edu, we will see when your course materials expire and come up with a plan to get you what you need. If you do not do this, it is possible that materials will expire in the middle of the course, and there may be a delay in acquiring access. For more information see the library web page for Streaming Videos on Course Reserves

We are purchasing ebooks for course materials wherever possible. If we are unable to, we can often scan sections of the book to add to electronic reserves (there are copyright restrictions, and each case is evaluated separately). If you need your students to have access to library materials, please send an email to reserves@kent.edu and we can look into your request to digitize or purchase. We can add pdfs, links, articles, scanned chapters, etc to Ares, our electronic reserves system. Please know that we are receiving a lot of requests and will get to your request as soon as we can, we appreciate your patience!