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Faculty Information Guide


Faculty can choose textbooks and class materials to be available for students use. Students may borrow these items for 4 hours to use within the library. Textbooks stay on reserve for the entire academic year. Please submit the Online Reserve Request Form and drop off the item at the library circulation desk. You may request up to 2 items per submission. To reserve more than 2 items for one course, use the fillable form linked below and e-mail it to

Items put on reserve are either donated or loaned. If donated the library will circulate or discard item when reserve term is complete. If loaned the item will be returned to its owner.

When placing items on reserve:  

  • Please no workbooks or lab books. 
  • Exercise caution when donating textbooks with answer keys. Consult your department head if you have concerns.
  • Textbooks will be cataloged, bar coded and theft protected. Unless noted otherwise
  • Use one form for each course/section. The online form permits 2 items, additional items can be written the notes section or use the printable form instead
  • To reserve textbooks, please fill out the Textbook Reserve Request Form and submit it to the library circulation desk along with a copy of the text. 
    • Faculty may pick up textbooks at the end of the Academic Year if desired.
    • Allow a minimum of 5 business days for processing the materials before informing students of availability. Additional time for processing is appreciated.

Contact Emma Sigrist (; 410-386-8341) or the circulation desk (; 410-386-8330) with any questions.

Adding more than 2 items to a course?

  • Complete a Reserve Request Form to place up to 10 items on reserve
  • Return the form to the Circulation Desk in the library
    • Save it and send as an email attachment to the library circulation desk.
    • Print and deliver the form and the items to the library.