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Faculty members are encouraged to place items that their students will need to consult on reserve. This will help to ensure that students in the class have equal access to required readings.

Please follow the instructions on this page for how to place an item on reserve. If you have further questions, please contact Lynn Martin at 413-748-3559.

Placing items on reserve in the library

Faculty who wish to place items on reserve must submit an online Reserves Request form a minimum of 48 hours before the items are needed for class. Please complete a separate form for each item and be sure to include complete bibliographic citations. Incomplete citations can delay the processing of your reserve requests

  • Personal copies of items to be placed on reserve may be sent to the library via inter-office mail or delivered to the Information Desk. Please note that the library cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal copies on reserve. Items owned by Babson Library will be retrieved and placed on reserve by library staff.
  • Material owned by another library or reference books may not be placed on reserve.
  • Reserve lists are intended for one semester or one academic year. Unless we are notified otherwise, reserve items are returned to the faculty member or reshelved in the library’s main collection at the end of that time.
  • Requests are processed in the order that they are received, but require a minimum of 48 hours for processing before items are available for class use. Every attempt is made to process materials quickly, but the volume of material processed at the beginning of the semester may result in a delay in making the items available to students. The library staff appreciates early submission of reserves requests.
  • All material placed on reserve is subject to copyright compliance.

Placing readings in your Moodle online classroom

The library is happy to work with faculty who wish to place electronic copies of readings into their Moodle classrooms. Please refer to our Moodle FAQ page for instructions on how to create links to articles and e-books in our databases for inclusion in your Moodle classroom. Faculty can also scan paper copies of readings into an electronic version that can be placed in Moodle.

If you need assistance, please contact the Educational Technologist (413-748-3430).

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