Submitting Material for Electronic Reserves

Typically five working days is necessary for processing material. At times of heavy demand, such as the beginning of the semester, processing material may take longer depending on workload.

A completed Electronic Reserves Reading List form must accompany submitted material before your request can be processed. To assure legibility, forms should be typed.

The University of Delaware requires digital content to comply with accessibility standards. To assist the Library in complying with accessibility standards, the following are best practices when preparing and submitting materials for electronic reserve.

  1. Confirm that the photocopier or scanner surface is relatively clean in order to minimize stray marks from appearing on the copy or scan.
  2. If possible, photocopy or scan only one article page or book page to the photocopied or scanned page.
  3. Confirm that you have a fairly legible original from which to photocopy or scan and that the photocopy or scan produced is fairly legible.
  4. Avoid writing on or highlighting the document or crossing sections out, if possible. If there are sections of the paper copy that need to be redacted or crossed out, please use sticky notes on the document to indicate what should be redacted. Library staff will then use editing software to remove those sections from the digitized version.

A Microsoft Word electronic document form can be downloaded below. Please fill in all required fields. Using the “tab” key will move the cursor from one field to the next. A blank form can be obtained by downloading and printing out the form without completing any fields. Full bibliographic citations are required for each article submitted (please refer to the sample form PDF).

Completed Electronic Reserves Reading lists and copies of the material to be placed on Electronic Reserves may be brought or mailed to the Morris Library Circulation and Reserve Desk. Faculty who would like materials on electronic reserve only may submit their lists and documents at https://library.udel.edu/reserve/ers/.

Paper submissions of course material should be clean, high-quality photocopies. Paper submissions will be kept on on-site reserve for the semester. All Electronic Reserves material will be removed from the library server at the end of the semester.

For more information, contact:

  • Derek Dolby
    Coordinator, Circulation and Reserve Services and Branch Libraries
    (302) 831-3122