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Melody M. Allison, Librarian, UIUC Funk ACES Library

1101 S. Goodwin, MC-633
Urbana, IL  61801
Circulation: 217-333-2416
Reference: 217-244-2249
Fax: 217-333-0558

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Information for Students 

Information for Faculty 


For Students - Find out what's been put on Reserve for a class:

Where are the Reserves in the Funk ACES Library?

Print material (books and personal copies) on Reserve in Funk ACES Library behind the circulation desk.

Note: most UIUC libraries have Reserves and your professor may have put the Reserves for your class at any one of several libraries. To find out where the materials are, check the UIUC Online Library Catalog (see below).


How do I find out what has been put on Reserve for my class?

To find out what is on Reserve for a class you must search the UIUC Online Library Catalog:

Click on the link to the UIUC Online Library Catalog

Choose to search "Course Reserves". Select the course number or instructor name from the appropriate drop box. This will let you access the Reserve list.

For printed material (usually books), write down the call number of the item you want from the catalog record.

To retrieve printed material located at the ACES Library:

Take the call number of the item you want and give it to the Funk Library Circulation Desk staff along with your I-card. You must have your I-card to check out any material at the Funk ACES Library.

Most Reserve material is charged out for 2 hours. It can be renewed if there is no one else waiting for it.

IMPORTANT: The fine for overdue Reserves is $2 for the first hour and $1 for every hour or part of an hour after.

In many cases the material you need will be available electronically.

You can identify these resources because their title will start with "E-reserves for [course number / professor]...".

Follow this link to the full text of the item you need.

In most cases these are Acrobat PDF files.

E-reserves can be printed either from library computers or from your personal computer. Libprint is the library public printing system and costs 10 cents per page.


For Faculty -- How to put materials on Reserve for a class:

Emily Jedlick is the supervisor for CPLA Reserves in Funk ACES Library. She can be reached at 333-0748, or jedlick@illinois.edu . Please call Emily if you have any questions or concerns about putting materials on Reserve for your classes.

Putting library books or personal copies of books on Reserve:

For all print Reserve material such as library books, personal copies of textbooks or bound course packets, please:

Fill out a Reserve Request form for each item

Include as much information as you can for each piece.

Monograph requests should include the publication date or edition preferred. Please type or print your lists.

Handwritten lists may be delayed in processing.

The library does not accept phone requests for placing material on Reserve.

Bring a copy of this list and all personal copies to Funk Library and give them to Emily Jedlick.

Personal copies should be marked with the instructor name and address/email address.

If you are just requesting that Library books be put on Reserve, you may email your information, but please be sure to include as much of the information indicated on the Reserve Request form as possible. Email your requests to Emily Jedlick, jedlick@illinois.edu .


Putting articles, book chapters, lecture notes, or exams on E-reserve.

Materials that are appropriate for electronic reserves are  articles, book chapters, lecture notes, exams, reserves lists, and selected other material types that can be photocopied.  Materials will be scanned and a link provided from the Course Reserves section of the Online Library Catalog under your course name.  If the article is already available electronically, a direct link to the article will be made. To access electronic reserves, search the Course Reserves section by course number or instructor's name from the UIUC Online Library Catalog where items can then be linked to. 

E-reserves for the Biology Library are handled through Information Processing & Management (IPM), a unit of the University Library's Technical Services Division.  Electronic Reserves can be taken care of by dropping off your reserves list(s) and one clean, one-sided photocopy of the item(s), pdf (s) (no Mac formatted disks or ZIPs, please), or the URL of electronic articles along with your Electronic Reserve Request Form: PDF | MS Word | Webform  at the Undergraduate Library (UGL) Service Desk, or mailed to the Information Processing & Management Center (IPM) at their new location at 7A Main Library, MC-522 [please note that the IPM location is for mailed materials only - not items to be dropped off.  Dropped-off items are received at the Undergraduate Library (UGL) Service Desk].   

Requests are usually processed within 48 hours, although the more advance notice you can give them the better, especially at the beginning of the semester. The library will take care of copyright clearance for articles that exceed the Fair Use provisions.  Only people logging in from campus IP addresses or with campus NetID's will be able to access the e-reserve materials.

Materials are automatically removed from reserve at the end of each term unless there is a request submitted to carry them over to the next term.  To take Library-owned books, media, or electronic reserves off earlier than the end of the term, send an email to ipm@library.uiuc.edu with course and instructor information, as well as which particular items should be taken off of reserve and why.  Personal copied can be picked up at the Undergraduate Library (UGL)  Circulation & Reserve Desk any time the UGL is open.

If you have questions about the electronic reserves process, contact the Information Processing & Management staff at ipm@library.uiuc.edu; 4-3773 or Mary S. Laskowski, Head, IPM at mkschnei@illinois.edu.