Services for Faculty: Course Reserves

Place Course Readings on Library Reserve

UHCL Faculty may place both print and electronic materials on reserve for student use at:

Reserve materials can be identified in the library catalog by either the course rubric (example: MGMT 5331) or by the professor's name (example: Carter). All copyright restrictions concerning any photocopied material to be placed on reserve are followed.

If the library does not carry something that you need, you can send suggestions for purchases to the library liaison for your field. Please allow three weeks for us to order and process requested materials. You will be notified if the book is out of print or otherwise unobtainable.

Print Reserves

Faculty may:

  • Provide personal copies of class readings (books & articles) for inclusion in the course reserve collection.
  • Request that UHCL library-owned materials be placed on reserve.

Electronic Reserves

UHCL can make your course reserves (journal articles, single book chapters, or class notes) available online for your students through our e-reserves system.

If the material is available through our full-text databases, we will create a persistent link to the article. If not, we can also take your digital material or scan your print material. These passworded documents will be available to your students anywhere they have access to the Internet. Fair use copyright guidelines apply.

Course Reserves Procedures

The time required to process reserve requests varies with the number of outstanding requests, the availability of materials, and the accuracy of the information supplied on the forms. Materials are processed in order of receipt.

To ensure that your students have access to reserve materials in the first week of class, please submit your lists at least two weeks before the first day of class. After the beginning of each semester, a minimum of three working days (Monday - Friday) is generally required to place materials on reserve.

There is no limit set on the number of titles a faculty member may place on reserve; however, lists of 50 titles or more should be discussed with the Circulation Librarian (David Palmer, 281-283-3905 or

Library staff will contact faculty at the end of each semester to confirm that materials should stay on reserve. Failure to respond may result in items being removed from the reserve collection. Personal materials that are removed from reserves will be delivered to the suite secretary within two weeks.


Please click the link below or contact David Palmer for information on copyright compliance regarding reserves.

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