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During the library's closure, the library is not scanning any materials, and will not have physical reserves available. Please consider using online materials as an alternative. Please contact the library if you have any questions using "Ask-a-Librarian."


Online reserves request form 

Online reserves on the course reserves list can be works owned by the instructor or library owned materials. To access online reserves, students must be currently enrolled at TCU and use their TCU ID number. By default, access is open to anyone with a valid TCU ID. You may request that access be restricted to students enrolled in the class. If the material is being placed on reserve for consecutive semesters with copyright permission from the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), access is always restricted to students enrolled in the class, due to the terms of our contract with the CCC.

Printed material is scanned in black and white. Reproduction of graphics and photographs is comparable to a photocopy. In order to accommodate off-campus users with modem connections, we try to keep the file sizes as small as possible, by processing scanned documents with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that converts as much as possible of the scanned image to coded text. This means that the documents may appear to consist of a combination of crisp text (where OCR was successful) and "fuzzier" text (where OCR was unable to convert the image to text). The library uses Adobe's Acrobat Capture which produces Adobe PDF files.

Unless you are emailing us a PostScript file, we will need a photocopy of the material. Please be sure the photocopy is of reasonable quality (not skewed diagonally on the page, and not blurry or smeared.)

The first time you place an item on reserve for a particular class please write down the full name of the course on the reserve request form. This is the course name that will appear on the course reserves list.

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