Each semester, Milne Library staff examine the list of faculty textbook requests. We move any library-owned title to 4-hour reserve in order to benefit a higher number of students. Faculty are strongly encouraged to donate copies of textbooks for this highly circulating collection.

Students can ask for these textbooks by title at the Service Desk (including the call number in your syllabus can be helpful).

Additional materials such as course readings, DVDs, and CDs can also be placed on reserve.

Please fill out the online form and bring materials to the library Service Desk (either in person or via Campus Mail).

For items already owned by Milne Library, we can move them from the stacks to Reserves.

For questions about circulating reserves, please contact Donna Hanna, 585-245-5508.

Electronic Reserves

Milne Library no longer manages electronic reserves for faculty.

Faculty can easily manage electronic course materials myCourses. Current myCourses self-help guides can assist faculty with the process.

Faculty with prior electronic reserves managed by the library can contact Corey Ha (585-245-5584) for additional help and information.

NOTE: Faculty members bear the legal responsibility for complying with copyright laws and obtaining copyright permission from the copyright owner. Faculty must follow the Fair Use Guidelines of the Federal Copyright Law. Generally accepted guidelines suggest that one chapter from a book and/or one article from an issue of a journal can be used in reserves, but there are some exceptions.

If you have questions about copyright compliance, see our additional information about copyright or contact us for further information at 245-5594 or