Course reserves are library materials made available to students at the request of faculty. Items in the Course Reserves are for short-term loan only, so as to expedite circulation and increase student’s accessibility to course related resources.
“Curriculum” is a new feature in the Library Catalogue System. This feature provides students with a convenient way of searching for their desired reference books. “Curriculum” covers the reference books of each new semester, and one copy of these reference books can be found in Course Reserves area.
How to Submit Course Reserves Items
Add the item titles into the “Reference Textbook” module in the E-bridge, and one of the available copies will be put on the Course Reserves bookshelf.
Email the “Library Collection Circulation Type Changing Request Form” to firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com. Or directly submit the form to the Library Circulation Desk.
Please scan the QR code to get the “Library Collection Circulation Type Changing Request Form”.
Course Reserves are processed upon academic staff's submission. Library staff process the item on a first-come, first-served basis.
Processing times are approximate and will vary depending on the time of the semester, the amount and availability of materials, and other factors. Library-owned materials needed for Reserves are often out on loan and must be recalled before they can be processed. This can cause significant delays. Although we are committed to making Course Reserve books available when needed, we cannot guarantee processing time.
Request a Course Reserves item at the Library Circulation Desk by call number.
Course Reserves items must be returned before the Circulation Desk closing hours on the borrowed day.
Course Reserves items must be returned to the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor (SIP Campus) / the 1st floor (Taicang Campus). Please DO NOT return to self-returning machines.
Fines: Due to the great demand for items in the Course Reserves, fines are high in order to deter borrowers from keeping materials past the due date and time. 0.5 RMB per item per day will be charged for any overdue Course Reserves item.