With digital reserves, a digitized copy of a print item--an entire book if needed--is available to one student at a time for a limited duration. Like physical reserves, the print items can belong either to the library or to the instructor.
How does Digital Reserves work?
Due to the variable lengths of print materials and demand, please allow a full week for processing.
First, a caveat: if you are using a trade book as a course text, Digital Reserves may not be the most appropriate option. Contact your librarian to discuss whether a licensed ebook of the title is available. Ebooks licenses typically allow for more simultaneous users, as well as downloading, printing and saving of pages.
To request Digital Reserves for an item owned by the library--or for a personally-owned item we already have on physical reserve--find the item in Primo. Sign into Primo, then click Request Options in the detailed area, as pictured.
To request Digital Reserves for a personally-owned item not already in our possession, complete either
and then deliver your item to the library with the form attached. Remember that as long as the Digital Reserve item is available, the library must retain your personal copy. We will return it after the Removal Date you indicate on the form.
When our processing is complete, we will email you a Primo link to the item.