The Course Reserve Collection contains course related materials which are made available to students either electronically or physically. Items on reserve for a class may include books, textbooks, journal articles, and book chapters.
Physical items on reserve are located at the Service Counter on G/F of the Library. The loan period is two hours, which is non-renewable.
Information for Academic Staff
Place course materials on reserve
The Course Reserve Collection is comprised of items from the following sources:
- Textbooks listed on Module Outlines
- Books recommended by academic staff
Items on Module Outlines and Textbook Fair will be automatically included in the Course Reserve Collection. The Library will call for academic staff to send their recommendations by email before the semester begins.
Put items that the Library does not own on reserve
Academic staff can request to put items that the Library does not own on reserve. The Library will attempt to acquire the requested items, but there is no guarantee that they can be available before the semester begins. If you would like to deposit personal copies to the Library, you may submit a request by using the Reserve Request Form.
Period of time of the recommended item to be available after submitting a request
Please submit your request as early as possible to allow sufficient time to process the requested item before the semester begins.
Remove Course Reserve Materials
You are welcomed to submit a request on removing the item which is no longer required for reserve by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All instructors are responsible for ensuring the copyright clearance of the materials they are requesting for placement on course reserve have been done accordingly.
Information for Students
Find course reserve materials
By using SearchPlus, you can search with the course names, course codes, instructor names or names of departments on the tab “Course Reserve” to find course reserve materials.
Remember to mark down the call number of the item for borrowing.
Loan quota, Loan period and overdue fines of Course Reserve materials
You can borrow up to five course reserve items at a time.
Due to heavy demand, the course reserve materials allow for two hours loan and cannot be renewed.
For Course Reserve materials borrowing within two hours before closing on G/F, you may keep them overnight, and they must be returned before 9:30 am on the next opening day.
Late return will incur an hourly overdue fine of HK$2 per opening hour.
Borrowed Course Reserve materials must be returned to the Library Service Counter. To avoid fine, you are reminded not to put course reserve materials in Book Drop.
Access to electronic reserve materials from off campus
You can access electronic reserve materials from outside of the campus via EZproxy or VPN. For details, please refer to Off-Campus Access to E-Resources.