Reserve Policies

Eligible Borrowers | Restrictions | Library Use | Open Reserves | Charge-out Procedures | Overdue Items

The Reserve Collection is located on the first floor in the Circulation Department. All reserve items must be requested at the Circulation Desk. The reserves contain material designated by college faculty as high-use or required readings for specific courses. These materials may include books, articles from periodicals and audio/visual materials, or special items loaned by faculty.

Eligible Borrowers

Any registered Elms College student and Elms faculty member possessing a valid college photo ID/library card may check out a reserve item.


Restrictions on Use

Restrictions are determined by the faculty member who placed the material on reserve or by the library's reserve staff.


Library Use Only

Library use only items can be utilized during library hours only. Items may not be taken out of the library. Request for renewal must be made in person at the Circulation Desk.


Open Reserves

Items may be taken out of the library for periods ranging from two hours to one week.


Charge-out Procedures

When charging out reserve items, the borrower must produce a valid student ID. Items will be charged out to a student's library account.


Overdue Items

The fine for overdue material is $1.00 per hour for Library Use Only and $5.00 per day for Open Reserve items. An item overdue for 10 days will be considered lost. The borrower will be billed for the average cost of an item plus late fines and a processing charge. If an item is located in undamaged condition within 60 days of the billing date, an adjusted refund will be processed. Sanctions my be applied by the Registrar until a student's library account is settled.


Alumnae Library
Holly Stevens
Interim Head of Circulation/Interlibrary Loan (OCLC)


Library Tech Support

Alumnae Library
Debra Gomes
Librarian/Professor Serials/Systems