Course Readings and Reserves

Books and DVDs on Reserve

Required reserve books and DVDs are available for student use at Snowden Library's Circulation Desk. We ask that suggested readings not be placed on reserve.

For items from Snowden Library's collection, choose one of the following procedures:

  • Submit an online request form.Library staff will retrieve the requested material and place on reserve according to your instructions.
  • Print out a request form and bring the completed form and your materials to Alysha Russo (x4053), Circulation Supervisor.
  • Bring your items to the library and ask for a reserve request form.

For personal materials you wish to put on reserve, follow this procedure:

  • Print out a request form and bring the completed form and your materials to Alysha Russo (x4053), Circulation Supervisor.
  • Bring your items to the circulation desk and ask for a reserve request form.
  • Please note that removable labels will be placed on personal items and the books will be processed according to library procedures. These items will be circulated to students as requested and normal wear and tear should be expected.

When filling out the reserve request, please indicate exactly how you will tell the students to ask for the item, usually the way you cite it in your syllabus.

Please allow three full class days for processing materials before you expect students to use the material.

Items will be removed at the end of each semester unless otherwise indicated.

Electronic Course Readings

Snowden Library supports the use of electronic course readings in the course management system, Moodle. Individual instructors mount readings in their courses on Moodle.

If you need assistance placing reserves in Moodle, please contact Alysha Russo (x4053) at the library between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will answer your questions as quickly as possible.

For further information about Moodle visit: http://www.lycoming.edu/its/academicComputing/moodle/

Copyright Guidelines

Please see Copyright for Course Readings in Moodle for information and guidelines.

Instructions for accessing course readings in Moodle:

  1. Log in to Moodle. (There's a link to it on the bottom of the Fast Find on the Snowden Library homepage and also a link from the Current Student homepage.) Login problems should be reported to Diane Salamone (x4313) in ITS.
  2. Enter your Novell user name and password. Click on All Courses and you will see a list of all the courses offered for the semester. Find your course and click on it. If your instructor has an enrollment key (password), you will be asked to enter it to access the readings.

You will see the course readings on the course page. Most readings are pdf's and will open in Adobe Acrobat.</