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Course Reserves FAQ

General:
  1. What is a "course reserve"?
  2. Is everything on electronic reserve?
Physical Reserves:
  1. What is on physical reserve?
  2. What do I need to access physical reserve material?
  3. Where can I pick up physical reserve items?
  4. How long are the checkout periods?
  5. How many Physical reserve items can I have out at one time?
  6. Are there fines? How much are they?
Electronic Reserves:
  1. What is the URL for electronic reserves?
  2. What do I need to get into the system and look at or listen to material?
  3. I can't get into the E-Reserve system! What's wrong?
  4. I clicked on the document, but it didn't come up! What's wrong?
  5. I clicked on the esound reserve, but it didn't come up! What's wrong?
  6. How can I search for material?
  7. I am having problems printing reserve documents. What do I do?
  8. Are there physical copies of electronic reserve material as backup?

 



General:
  1. What is a "course reserve"?
    Course reserves are a system by which instructors can have materials essential to a course scanned in or pulled from the shelf and made available to students via the web or on special check-out at the library.
  2. Is everything on electronic reserve?
    No. Some items cannot be scanned due to the physical limitations of the document scanner. These items are kept on "physical reserve."
Physical Reserves:
  1. What is on physical reserve?
    • Whole books or scores (won't go in the sheet-fed scanner)
    • Any material that is larger than letter-size (it won't fit in our sheet-fed scanner)
    • Any media item
  2. What do I need to access physical reserve material?
    You must have one of the following: A community user card (these can be obtained at the circulation desk with a valid driver license or state ID and a major credit card) or a valid UNLV student, faculty, or staff ID. Your account must be clear of fines or holds. No exceptions! You must also have a call or shelf number for the item you want. You can get this from the library catalog. You can look up material by course name or instructor name.
  3. Where can I pick up physical reserve items?
    From the service desk in the Music Library.
  4. How long are the checkout periods?
    Loan periods are set by the instructor and range from a few hours to several days. All material is stamped with the due date and time it must be returned.
  5. How many Physical reserve items can I have out at one time?
    You are limited to three items at any given time.
  6. Are there fines? How much are they?
    Overdue fines are charged at a rate of $1.00 per hour for two-hour and twenty-four hour material and $2.00 per day for three and seven-day material. There is no maximum fine and no grace period.
Electronic Reserves:
  1. What is the URL for electronic reserves?
    E-Reserves can be reached from the library website, or by going directly to https://ereserves.library.unlv.edu
  2. What do I need to get into the system and look at or listen to material?
    You will need your activated RebelCard ID (you activate your RebelCard ID by bringing it to the circulation desk of any UNLV library) and you will need to have established a Library PIN. You will also need a web browser installed and a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader (Free Adobe Download). to look at documents. You will need a course specific password provided to you by your instructor for electronic reserves.
  3. I can't get into the E-Reserve system! What's wrong?
    Your barcode may have expired and need to be renewed. You may not have activated your library account. To correct either of these problems you will need to bring your RebelCard ID to the Circulation Desk at any of the UNLV libraries.
  4. I clicked on the document, but it didn't come up! What's wrong?
    You may not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, or you may have an old version. Go to the Adobe Website and try downloading and installing the latest version of the reader.
  5. I clicked on the esound reserve, but it didn't come up! What's wrong?
    Please contact the Music Library so the broken link can be fixed.
  6. How can I search for material?
    You may search for reserve material by course name, department, or instructor name.
  7. I am having problems printing reserve documents. What do I do?
    We have compiled a three-step process that seems to solve most printing problems. If the you have tried this and are still having difficulty, then contact the Circulation Desk at 895-2111.
  8. Are there physical copies of electronic reserve material as backup?
    Print items will either be on physical reserve, or they will be on electronic reserve, but not both. Compact discs of materials on esound reserve are on physical reserve in the Music Library.