Instructor Reserves

Textbooks on shelf in reserves

Course Reserves

Reserve materials are supplementary resources instructor can make available to their students. These materials, which can only be used in the Library and are checked out for 2-hour periods, are kept behind the Check-Out desk. Faculty may place as many of their own materials as necessary on reserve. Faculty may also request up to five (5) items from the Library’s print or media collection to be placed on reserve for their students’ use in the Library. Mission College Library books may be placed on reserve for a three-week period. For additional information regarding instructor reserves, see the Instructor & Textbook Reserves Policies for Faculty section of the Mission College Library Services, Policies, and Guidelines.

If you wish to place material on reserve, please print out and attach one Reserve Request form for each item. Please allow 48 hours notice for processing new reserves. Along with the normal catalog search features (title, author, and keyword) reserve items will also be listed in the Library Catalog under the Instructor and Course. Reserve items are removed each semester.

Reminder: According to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Legal Opinion M 02-22, community colleges need to "ensure that video material is captioned for student with hearing impairments." This relates to new purchases and the use of old videos.

Questions? Please call the Check Out Desk at extension 5150 and a Library Media Technician will have the answers!

Textbook Reserves

Through a generous grant from the ASB and the Student Equity Fund, the Library has a collection of many of the textbooks used in courses at Mission College. These textbooks are some of the most heavily used resources in the Library! We also encourage faculty to provide copies of textbooks that can be placed on Instructor Reserve (see above).

For instructions on how to search for a textbook at Mission College, watch How to Find Textbooks in the Library. Note that students need to have the call number for a book to request it at the Check Out Desk (If the item is owned by an instructor, the call number is the instructor's last name). As a courtesy to your students, please include the Library call number on your syllabus.