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Course Reserves

General Information | Using Reserve Materials | Reserve Fines | Placing Items on Reserve

General Information

The Swain Library provides reserve services for the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. To see what items are on reserve, consult the Reserves Catalog. Swain Library has a notebook at the reserve counter that lists items placed on reserve at Swain (includes processing status information). Swain also maintains web pages about library resources for selected classes. Many Stanford classes now use CourseWork to make certain resources available. The Chemistry Department also has a site called ChemWeb that contains course-related materials such as problem sets and old exams.

Using Reserve Materials

Present your current Stanford ID to use materials. Most reserve materials circulate for two hours. Items must be returned directly to the reserves desk so that they can be reshelved promptly. No holds are accepted. Renewals must be made in person with the book in-hand so that items are available for other users, if needed, when the loan period is over. If not needed by another person, items may be renewed. Reserve items circulate only during Swain's hours of operation (no overnight loans).

Reserve Fines

Because ready and equal access to reserve materials is critical to the academic enterprise, stiff fines are assessed for tardy responses to items recalled for reserves and for reserve items kept beyond their loan period. The fine rate for overdue reserve items is $1.00 per hour, applied in full at 16 minutes after the time due. After five days, a bill for replacement costs and fines are assessed. We need and appreciate your prompt action in helping make reserve items available to your colleagues.

Placing Items on Reserve

Please provide adequate time to process lists. While some items may already be in the library, others may need to be recalled or purchased. Before each Quarter, a letter calling for reserve items is sent to faculty along with a list of items placed previously on reserve. To expedite requests, please amend the old list and provide complete bibliographic citations for new items before returning the list to Swain. You may need to obtain copyright clearance for photocopies before we can place them on reserve for you. Contact Blandine Clausing (, Swain’s Reserve Specialist, for more information or assistance.

Last modified: November 11, 2009

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