Thursday, July 8, 2010

Important new reserves policy

Effective immediately, the Library is discontinuing the service of article reserves in electronic format. We have been advised that in order to comply with copyright laws, the Library should discontinue this service and refer faculty instead to use BU's course management system, BOLT.

Thus, we will be returning to faculty all articles currently on reserve, in E-Reserve and paper format. If needed, we will be happy to assist you with scanning your articles to be placed into BOLT. In order for the Library to add articles to your BOLT account, you will need to add Miranda Bailey (Access Services Night Supervisor) as a user so she can add your articles. If you are not currently using BOLT and would like to do so, please contact Regina Bobak (X5319) or Julie Wolfe (X5375) to create an account. They can also assist you in adding Miranda as a user.

Also effective immediately, please note that after the end of the academic year, the Library will return all books on reserve. If you wish to place a book on reserve for the fall or spring semester you will need to fill out a new reserve sheet (available online at: and bring the book to the Library.

We hope to make this transition as smooth as possible and Access Services will assist you in any way we can. Please let Access Services know if we can be of any assistance. Thank you, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

To contact Miranda Bailey, please email her at

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