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Reserve Requests are submitted from the Library Resouces Page in your HuskyCT course site.

    • Faculty teaching Summer and Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 classes can avoid processing delays by submitting their reserve requests AT LEAST two weeks before the date they are needed on your syllabus, earlier if they must be purchased.

    • Please note: Reserve requests needed during the two weeks prior to the start of the semester and the first two weeks of the semester may not be filled by the date needed if not submitted well in advance of this time period.

    • Faculty requesting streams we don't own, for any semester, should allow at least 60 days lead time. Preference given to online, blended, and distance learning classes.

    Follow these steps to make your reserve requests:

    1. Request your HuskyCT course in PeopleSoft if you or your department have not already done so.
    2. Once your HuskyCT course site is available to you, log in to HuskyCT and click on the class you want to add reserve items to.
    3. Click on Library Resources in the left column menu. If prompted, choose the appropriate semester then click Submit.
    4. From the left column menu click on Add Reserve Items, and then on the appropriate icon for the type of item you wish to add. Complete the form, red asterisked items are required, then click submit.
    5. To import reserve items from a previous class, click on Library Resources in the left column menu then click on the class you want to import reseve items from. Uncheck any items you don't want then Single click the Import button one time only.

    For more information on how to use the new system go to this website:

    If you've been using the new Library Resources for a while and are puzzled by some aspects of it, check out these frequently asked questions.

    The new software has several advantages for you over the old:

    • You can set start and end dates for when you want each item to be available to students.
    • You can tag items of special interest, e.g. all the readings that will be on Exam 1 can be tagged, "Exam 1" and your students will be able to sort by those tags. They will also be able to add their own personal tags.
    • You don't have to go to a separate website to submit reserve requests, the request forms are embedded within the new Library Resources link in HuskyCT.
    • You can see the status of all items you have requested the library to provide from the time you submit your request until they are available to your students.
    • You can see your past reserve lists and copy items you used in past semesters to courses in current semesters, individually or en masse.
    • You can submit requests via WorldCat and it will complete the reserve request forms for you. No more retyping bibiliographic information for catalogued items.
    • You can see how many times each reserve item was accessed and which student accessed it.
    • Your students can choose to receive emails when new items are added to your reserve list.

    Please don't hesitate to contact Jo Ann Reynolds or your campus reserve staff if you have questions about the new system.

    Storrs Campus

    Homer Babbidge Library

    Jo Ann Reynolds, Reserve Services Coordinator
    369 Fairfield Way, Unit 1005RR, Storrs, CT 06269-1005
    860-486-1406     Fax 860-486-5636

    Steve Grigoreas, Reserve Services Assistant
    369 Fairfield Way, Unit 1005RR, Storrs, CT 06269-1005
    860-486-2225     Fax 860-486-5636

    Music & Dramatic Arts Library

    Lois Fletcher, Access Services Coordinator
    1295 Storrs Road, Unit 1153, Storrs, CT 06269-1153
    860-486-6702  &npsp;  Fax 860-486-5551

    Regional Campuses

    Avery Point Campus

    Gail Hill
    1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340

    Greater Hartford Campus

    Claudia Lopes
    1800 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117

    Stamford Campus

    Nancy Romanello
    One University Place, Stamford, CT 06901-2315

    Torrington Campus

    Sheila Lafferty
    855 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790 or

    Waterbury Campus

    Janet Swift
    99 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702