Placing Materials on Reserve

FIT Faculty may place FIT owned Library books, their own personal copies or other materials on reserve at the Access Services Desk. All items on reserve, including personal copies, are listed in OneSearch, our Library Catalog.  Refer to the Library's Textbook Purchasing Policy before requesting textbooks for purchase.

Please submit your reserve requests as early as possible to ensure that your requested materials will be processed and available in time for student use.

Place an Item on Reserve

Request an Item to be Purchased for Reserve

Reserves FAQ

Our most frequently asked questions regarding our Reserves Collection

For quicker processing include call numbers on the "Reserve Request" form.  If a book is not available in our online catalog, OneSearch, please submit a purchase request form to our Acquisitions Team for consideration. 

To expedite ordering books, include publisher and date of publication, ISBN, and edition.  It make take 2-6 weeks or longer to order, receive and process new books for reserve.

Personal Copies
You may place personal copies of books, DVDs, CDs or other non-print materials on reserve.  Please note the Library will place labels and stickers on your print materials in order to process them for the collection.  Submit the online form to accompany your personal reserve.

Submit an online form for your item(s). If you wish to have multiple items for the same class, please upload your syllabus and indicate which books you wish to be on Reserve.

Be sure to include your course name and course number on the form.

Indicate an expiration date for each item you place on reserve.  Items will be automatically removed from our Reserves collection at the end of each semester.

If you want an item on reserve that the Library does not own, please submit a request to the Acquisitions and Metadata Services Unit using the online purchase form.  

To assure availability of material prior to the start of classes, please submit requests by the following deadlines:

Fall Semester - August 15
Winter Semester - December 15
Spring Semester - December 15
Summer Semester - May 1

*Requests received after the above dates may be delayed. Requests placed within two weeks of the start of the semester may not be ready for the first week of classes.*

You may choose from two hours, four hours, 1-day, 3-day, and 1 week. However, if the material is being used for multiple classes/instructors, the strictest loan period is used.

No, we will not retain personal materials from semester to semester.  We will return your materials to you via interoffice mail at the end of the semester or shortly after the expiration date that you have indicated. You're also welcome to pick up your material in person at the Library.

Faculty may resubmit personal materials for Reserve the following semester.

Reading lists are processed in the order received.  Online requests are processed before in-person requests.

Library copy : 1-2 business days     
Personal copy: 1-2 business days upon receipt of copy
Books requested for purchase: 2-6 Weeks or longer to order, receive and process

You will receive an email from the Library when your reading list is ready.

Please email us at [email protected] or get in touch with your library liaison