Print Reserves


Faculty members’ personal copies

  • Faculty members may place personal copies of textbooks required for their courses on Print Reserves
  • Personal copies are subject to library policy and will be given Reserves labels and Reserves call numbers, which will be affixed to the material.
  • Loss or damage to personal copies is not the responsibility of the Reserve Services Unit.
  • Personal copies will be returned once the listed items are taken off of Reserves.

Textbook Purchases

The library purchases some required textbooks based on faculty recommendations:

  • Print textbooks purchased through this program will be put on two-hour reserve at the Circulation Desk for student use in the library.
  • We also purchase eBooks, but only those with library-licenses allowing for unlimited users.
  • We may not be able to acquire every textbook requested.
  • Submit your request using the Textbook Purchase Recommendation Form
  • Please see our Free, Open, and Affordable Materials LibGuide for further information

Materials not eligible for Print Reserves

  • Books lent by other universities or libraries via interlibrary loan
  • Course packets
  • Consumables (such as workbooks, which are intended for one-time use)


Sara Richter
FO 139
(815) 753-9813
Reserve Services

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Founders Memorial Library
217 Normal Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
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