Course Reserves at Drake Library
Now is the time to plan ahead for adding books and/or DVDs to Course Reserve for the Spring Semester. Instructors can request that Drake Library place items from our circulating collections of books and DVDs on Course Reserve for their classes and to purchase new items for Course Reserve.
Contact Bruce if you want to add items from Drake Library’s circulating collections of books and DVDs to Course Reserve. Please provide your name, course number, and title of the book/DVD. The standard lending policy is two-hours/in-library use, but other options are also available.
Instructors can request that we purchase a title for Course Reserve via the Library Ordering Module in Web Banner. Please select RUSH Order status, specify that it is needed for Course Reserve, and indicate the course number.
Instructors can also lend us their personal copies of books and DVDs which will be added to Course Reserve as Personal Items.
- We have 1000+ reserve materials – Books, DVDs, NYS Teacher Certification Study Guides, and Anatomy Models available to students
- We email individual instructors every summer regarding updating the Course Reserve Collections (additions, subtractions, modifications, etc.)
- We maintain a finding aid binder for patrons (students & faculty) and library staff.
- We work with Friends of Drake Library to purchase textbooks for high-enrollment courses.
Anatomical Model Collection
- Drake Library Circulation maintains a collection of 80+ unique anatomy models.
- These models are duplicates of those maintained by the Biology Department in their Anatomy Model Lab. Drake Library augments the Anatomy Model Lab by providing access whenever the library is open.
- We maintain a visual finding aid binder for patrons and library staff with a photo and description of 80+ different anatomy models that allows students to browse and select specific models to check out for 2 hours at a time, in-library use.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
- Faculty are also encouraged to consider using open educational resources to help keep course materials affordable
- Contact Mary Jo Orzech for details