Overview of Reserve Services
The Haas Family Arts Library provides students with both print and electronic reserves. Students looking for a course reserve list, should search the Orbis course reserve module. If an instructor has set up a ClassesV2 site, a "course reserves" link will appear in the left-hand navigation bar after having added it to the site by following the instructions here. "Open Reserve" items are materials selected from the Haas Arts Library collection and are located in the Open Reserve shelving area, arranged by instructor's name and course number. These materials do not circulate but are available to all students to browse from the shelves. Closed Reserve materials circulate for 1 hour and must be accessed from the circulation desk.
Drama items on Closed Reserve circulate within the library for 2 hours. Exceptions include a “Class Check Out,” allowing TAs to take closed reserve materials out of the library (but still only for two hours) to photocopy at the Drama School or to bring to class. Drama Open Reserve materials circulate for 24 hours (or 3-days for Speech Class reserves).
Reserve Services for Faculty
Every semester, we solicit reserve lists for the following semester from faculty members. The sooner we receive lists and the more complete the list is (i.e. call numbers included), the sooner the materials will be retrieved and/or scanned and made available to students. Lists are processed in order of receipt and every effort is made to process any list received before the start of term.
Print Reserves: Please complete this form specifying author, title, call number. If an item belongs to another Yale library, please note that in the call number field. We are happy to place personal copies on reserve; please note this in the form. Books originally from the Haas Library Art, Architecture, and Drama collections will be placed on Open Reserve. For security reasons, personal copies and books from other libraries will be placed on Closed Reserve and kept behind the circulation desk. Please let us know as soon as possible if there are books that need to be ordered for your course reserve. Any additional questions can be directed to Tanya Allen.
Electronic Reserves: To submit your e-reserve lists to Haas staff, please complete this form. The Haas Family Arts Library provides electronic reserve processing. Although this is not as instantaneous a service as regular reserve, e-reserves make readings available to all students, 24-hours a day. To ensure that readings are processed by the time students are expected to read them, allow 5 to 7 business days for staff to complete the request.. If faculty provide their lists within 6 to 8 weeks of their course, the entire course reserve list is generally ready by the start of term. Staff cannot scan more than 20% of a copyrighted work. Additional questions about this service should be directed to Chris Zollo.