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Library Forms: Reserves

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Dr. Frank A. Franco Library Learning Center

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Alvernia Library
Dr. Frank A. Franco Library Learning Center
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607

FALL Semester 2021

Course reserve requests can be made now; instructions are below. If you have any questions please contact Kathleen Gardocki at

Faculty are encouraged to use electronic/digital materials.  The librarians have compiled a Open Educational Resources (OER) LibGuide to help faculty find freely available course materials. For questions about OER, please contact Jasmine Smith at

Instructions for Faculty

Course Reserves

Books, photocopies, and DVDs to be placed on reserve should be dropped off at the library's Circulation Desk Monday through Thursday.  Faculty should complete a Reserve Materials Form for each item.  These forms are available online or at the Circulation Desk.

In addition to instructor, course number, and course name, the form includes space for the title of the reserve book or photocopy. This title should correspond to the title used in the course syllabus or assignment. This will aid the students in locating the correct reading.

Please allow 48 hours for the reserves to be processed.

Instructors should retrieve their reserve materials by the end of the semester. The library staff will be able to inform the instructor the number of times an item has circulated; however, no information regarding the identity of students who checked-out the material will be available.

Faculty using Blackboard can post a list of articles that are available electronically by creating durable links. See How to Create a Link to an EBSCO or ProQuest Article for instructions.  Contact the Library Director for copyright questions and concerns.

Download the Reserve Materials Form

Please complete the attached Reserve Materials Form and return it to the library at:

Dr. Frank A. Franco Library Learning Center 
Alvernia University 
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607

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