University of Rhode Island Libraries
What is Electronic Reserves?
The Electronic Reserves system is a service which uses image
scanning technology to provide electronic document delivery for some reserve readings. The
service allows students to search, view, and print reserve course materials online. Using
the Internet, students can search the Course
Reserves section of the HELIN library catalog then click on any item marked Electronic
Copy Available to access the material. Students must enter their name and valid
library card number for security and copyright compliance.
Where is E-Reserves available?
Electronic Reserves is currently available at all University of Rhode Island Libraries.
What can be placed on E-Reserves?
Items that may be placed on Electronic Reserves are:
- Instructor generated material (i.e. class notes, past exams,
- Journal articles which can be linked through the ProQuest
databases or the Expanded Academic Index database. (Complete citation information
must be provided.**)
- Other print materials, providing the instructor has met
**Processing materials for Electronic Reserves is more time
consuming than the traditional Reserves process. Therefore, we ask
that instructors request only those items that will be receiving the highest use from
students to be placed on Electronic Reserve.
How do instructors submit material for E-Reserves?
- After reading the Reserves
Policies and Procedures, complete and sign a Reserve List
Request Form. Submit this form along with your material to the Reserves Office.
- Due to the additional processing procedures required for
E-Reserves, material must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the date needed for class
- Instructors should indicate on the traditional Reserve
List Request form those items they would like available electronically.
- Original paper copies submitted for E-Reserves must be:
- New, clear, clean copies OR saved on a disk in
.PDF, .TIF, .GIF, .JPEG, .BMP or .DOC format.
- NO staples, folds or creases please.
- Less than 50 pages per item. (Keep in mind large
files are difficult to download/print.)
- One-sided copies only. (No double-sided copies.)
- All pages should be numbered to insure proper
- Standard 8.5" x 11" pages only.
What about traditional Reserves?
Reserves as we all know it will essentially remain
the same. Electronic Reserves is offered to enhance our service to instructors
and students. For each electronic item placed on reserve, we will also process ONE paper
copy as an additional backup.
Whom should I call If I have questions?