Completing the On-Site Reserves Form

Faculty and instructors may use the On-Site Reserves Form Word Document in Microsoft Word to place physical copies of books and selected readings on on-site reserve. Lists submitted using this form may include library books, VHS tapes, DVDs and/or personal copies of material. Library books will be retrieved by library staff. (Please note that books obtained through Interlibrary Loan cannot be placed on Reserve.) All personal copy material must be brought to the Morris Library Circulation and Reserve Desk before processing can begin.

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.

Reserve forms should be typed and double-spaced between items for ease of use. On-Site Reserves forms are also available at the Circulation and Reserve Desk in the Morris Library, through academic department offices, or by calling the Circulation and Reserve Office at (302) 831-2455. A reserve item will be made available to students exactly as it is submitted by the faculty member. Complete author and title information is necessary to assist students in identifying material needed for class assignments.

  • For Books Owned by the Library:

    Enter the complete call number in the left most column of the form. Consult DELCAT Discovery for the correct call number. (For example: TK5103.2 .M578 2013.) Enter all appropriate bibliographic information in the middle column (For example: Gibson, Jerry. MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS HANDBOOK. 3rd ed., 2013)

  • For Books Owned by the Faculty Member:

    Please leave the left most column marked “call number” blank. The library will place an accession number in this space. In the middle column, please enter the author and title of the book. The title should not exceed two lines.

  • For DVDs, Video Cassettes and Photocopied Articles:

    Please leave the left most column marked “call number” blank. The library will place an accession number in this space. In the middle column, please enter author and title for a photocopied article or video cassette or a generic title for a collection of materials to be put in one folder to assist students in identifying the item. The description should not exceed two lines. No more than 10 copies of each personal copy title may be placed on reserve. Video rentals cannot be placed on Reserve, only personal copies or videos provided by IT-University Media Services. Materials from the Library’s Film and Video Collection may be designated for In Building Use via the Film & Video Collection Scheduling Request Form. Please contact the Film & Video Collection at (302) 831-8461 or online at Ask Film & Video for more information.

When all material has been listed on the On-Site Reserves Form, print it out and bring it to the Morris Library Circulation and Reserve Desk along with any personal copy material to be placed on reserve. If you have only library books to be placed on reserve, you may submit the form by visiting https://library.udel.edu/reserve/osrs/.