Print Reserves Policy for Faculty

Books, media (films and musical recordings), and photocopied material may be placed on reserve. Professors’ personal material and books may also be placed on reserve.

Note: Personal copies will be processed with various stickers, a bar code and security strip in order to track their use. McDermott Library cannot be responsible for the replacement cost of damaged, lost or stolen materials.

Coursepacks (available for purchase at the UTD Bookstore) and consumables (solution manuals or workbooks intended for one-time use) will NOT be placed on reserve.

Textbooks are not generally purchased for the purpose of placing them on reserve. However, if UTD Libraries already have copies available, these copies can be placed on reserve.


To Place Materials on Reserve:

  1. For courses taught at the Richardson campus, bring your personal copies to the Reserves desk, 1st floor, room 1.406R. For courses taught at Callier Center, bring your personal materials to the Callier Library,
  2. OR

  3. Send an email list of library materials you wish to reserve to [email protected] or [email protected]. Please indicate the preferred loan period: 2 hour, 1, 3, or 7 days.
  4. For courses taught at the Richardson campus, a paper reserve request form may be filled out in person at Circulation Services.
  5. A new reserves request must be submitted each new semester.
  6. Please allow two weeks for processing before materials are available.


We reserve the right to refuse to copy or make available reproduced material in violation of U.S. copyright law.

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to serving you. If you have any questions about policies and procedures, please contact the Reserves Coordinator at 972-883-2587 or [email protected].

If you or your students have any problems, please notify us immediately. Thank you!

Page Last Updated: February 1, 2020