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Reserve Services Policies

These policies and some of the information provided below are specific to the Homer Babbidge Library. If you have questions regarding reserves policies at locations other than the Homer Babbidge Library, use the chart below.

Avery Point Jan Heckman (860) 405-9146
Greater Hartford Jan Lambert (860) 570-9035
Greater Hartford Claudia Lopes (860) 570-9040
Stamford Nancy Romanello (203) 251-8518
Torrington Sheila Lafferty (860) 626-6841
Waterbury Janet Swift
(203) 236-990
Storrs Music Library Lois Fletcher (860) 486-6702
Storrs Pharmacy Library Sharon Giovenale (860) 486-2218


Copyright Guidelines

Go to the University Libraries Reserve Services Course Reserve Copyright Policy for the complete text on copyright policies for reserve.

Reserve Services Collection

The Reserve collection is a temporary one supporting University teaching programs. Books and media are accessed at the Homer Babbidge Library's iDesk. Chapters and articles are accessed on-line through HuskyCT. Certain course related materials may also be purchased as Reserve Course Packs sold at the UConn Co-op . The Reserve collection includes the following types of materials:

  • Required reading materials for scheduled courses
  • Non-course related materials - primarily selected University reports.
  • Approximately 1,500 books, 1600 DVD/VHS's, 3,000 journal articles, and 300 personal copies are placed on Reserve every year for about 800 different courses.

Your ID Card

A University ID or a UConn Libraries Borrower ID is required to borrow Reserve materials.

Loan Periods

Reserve materials circulate for one of the following loan periods:

  • 3 HOURS, NOT TO LEAVE THE LIBRARY
  • 3 HOURS OR OVERNIGHT
  • 3 DAYS

Reserve Lists

Lists are submitted by faculty electronically. Reserve staff make every attempt to process Lists submitted on time before the start of the semester. Lists received after the established semester deadline are placed in a processing queue. Materials are processed out of queue order only under extenuating circumstances. Incomplete or incorrect information in lists can cause delays in making Reserve materials available to student users.

Ordering New Books

Reserve orders requested titles not owned by the library, except for required textbooks. It can take several weeks to order, receive, and process a new title, so ample lead time must be allowed when ordering new titles for Reserve. Library policy permits the purchase of 1 copy of a title per 20 students up to a maximum of 3 copies per title. Call Nancy Martin at 486-2033 for more information.

Journal Titles

For most efficient processing, faculty are encouraged to provide either the web address to which Reserve staff can link the article to your HuskyCT course or copies of journal articles from which Reserve can scan for electronic course reserve. Otherwise, complete citations, without abbreviations, are required for Reserve to process journal articles from the Libraries' collections or through Interlibrary Loan.

Electronic Course Reserve (ECR)

ECR is a web based service designed to enhance access to Reserve materials by eliminating access constraints of time and place. It offers Reserve materials over the campus network via HuskyCT. See links for faculty on the Faculty Course Reserves page. For more information, email Reserve Services or call 486-2518.

Reserve Address:

Homer Babbidge Library
Reserve Services U 1005RR
369 Fairfield Road
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1005

Jo Ann Reynolds:

Reserve Processing Supervisor
Voice: 486-1406
Fax: (860) 486-5636
Email: reserveservices@lib.uconn.edu

Steve Grigoreas:

Reserve Processing Assistant
Voice: 486-2225
Fax: (860) 486-5636
Email: reserveservices@lib.uconn.edu


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