Purpose

If you have supplemental resources, required readings outside of your class textbook, or videos that students need to watch, consider placing the items on reserve at Rentschler Library. Reserve items can include resources from Miami University Libraries–such as books and periodicals–or an instructor’s personal materials. Please note that we are not able to put OhioLINK or items from other libraries on reserve.


Placing Items on Reserve

Requests to have materials placed on reserve can be made at the circulation desk. Loan periods for these items are designated by the instructor, and may be one of the following: 2-hour/library use only, 2-hour, 1-day, or 3-day. In order to allow sufficient time for processing and to ensure that your students have access to the materials when needed, please allow 3 days between submitting items and anticipating availability.

Please note that all faculty must fill out a “Reserves Request” form each school year that reserves are active. You can fill out the form in person at Rentschler Library, or download, fill out and email the completed “Reserves Request Form” (86KB pdf) to Hannah Radford (ellinghl@miamioh.edu) at Rentschler Library.

Items will be withdrawn from the reserve list at the end of the semester or year and returned to the owner, if applicable. A newly signed and dated form must accompany the materials if they are used again.


Electronic Reserves

The library is not able to provide Electronic Reserves service.


Textbooks on Reserve

In a collaborative effort, Rentschler Library, the Miami Hamilton Bookstore, and individual faculty members have brought together a reserve collection of textbooks for selected Miami Plan or other introductory courses offered at Miami University Hamilton. Our goal is to assist students who are unable to afford the texts or whose financial aid situation prevents them from making the purchases until several weeks into the semester. We are also giving these students an opportunity to make use of their required texts while on campus. This service is intended to make these materials for learning as widely available as possible, which is certainly a part of the library’s mission. Unfortunately, the library is not able to purchase all of the textbooks required on campus. If you have an extra copy of your required textbook that you would like to have available to your students, please consider having it placed on reserve.


For more information, please contact Hannah Radford by email at ellinghl@miamioh.edu, or by phone at (513)785-3179.