Reserve Information and Deadlines
During the fall term, print course reserves are unavailable due to the 72-hour quarantine required on physical materials. E-reserves are preferred due to the remote online delivery of most courses. Where possible the Library will work to source electronic versions of print materials. At this time, it is best to proceed with requests for e-content for the winter term in order for the Library to identify what it can provide.
The University of Calgary Library purchases materials to support the research and learning interests of the University. This is typically material that supplements the learning experience-taking place in the classroom and not basic curriculum materials. Where possible in this difficult year, the library will endeavour to purchase e-Book versions of physical resources wanted for reserves.
The purchase of textbooks falls outside of the library’s traditional mission and increasingly textbook publishers do not make e-versions of titles available to libraries at reasonable prices. The Library will purchase very few textbooks this year given the problems acquiring e-Book versions and the inability to provide print reserve service.
Academic staff invest considerable efforts in recommending high-quality learning resources that are closely aligned with the learning outcomes for each course. However, the cost of learning materials has become a concern. This memo highlights resources available through Libraries and Cultural Resources, the Copyright Office, Bound and Copied and the Bookstore that can assist in alleviating some of the high costs for learning materials.
Place requests at least four weeks before required by students to ensure clearance and processing of materials is complete on time. Request new purchases as soon as possible: new purchases and license negotiations vary from two to eight weeks.
OTHER RESOURCE LINKS:
Contact Copyright for access to the old request form if needed.
Submission Questions: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org