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Reserves are items held at the library by faculty for students to read or view.
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General Information about Course Reserves

Instructors may wish to place items on course reserves in the Library for students to use or view during the semester. Most items are placed on course reserve for one semester, and are returned to the collection or to the instructor at the end of the term.

Students must have a current St. Catherine University I.D. to use reserve materials. Only one reserve item may be checked out to a student at any given time. All reserve items are restricted to use within the Library, except by instructor permission.

Please contact the following staff with additional questions about reserves:

St. Paul Campus:
Barbara Klug
,Technical Services Technician

Ann Piotrowski, Media Manager 651-690-6658, MAIL: F-04

Minneapolis Campus:
Sue Gray, Reference & Circulation Librarian

Ron Carlson, Media Services Supervisor, 651-690-7792,
Mail: MPLS Library


Copyright & Reserves

Verifying copyright coverage or obtaining copyright permission and paying for copyright fees for course reserves is the responsibility of the instructor or department. 

The Libraries, Media Services, & Archives adhere to the St. Catherine University Copyright Policy.

Use this flowchart to navigate your way through copyright options.

    D2L and Library Links

    Embed Library resources into your D2L course.  If you are interested in embedding a librarian in your course, please contact:

    • St. Paul campus: Kathi Rickert,, 651-690-8738
    • Minneapolis campus: Cindy Graham,  651-690-7780 (Professional Program Courses)
    • Minneapolis campus: Sue Gray,  651-690-7898  (LAS Courses)

    *There are some new issues with linking to some library databases from D2L. Please see the instructions below. For more help, contact  Amy Shaw at 651-690-6423.


    Placing Print Items on Reserve

    Please use the online form befow according to the location of the course (St. Paul or Minneapolis). St. Paul requests are handled by Barbara Klug, and Minneapolis requests are handled by Sue Gray.

    In addition to completing the online reserves request form, please provide the following to library staff:

    • Copy of the item you wish to place on reserve (book or high-quality, single-sided photocopy of an article or book chapter). If you are making a book request, you may have either the St. Kate's Library's copy of the book placed on reserve or your own personal copy. We cannot place another library's book on reserve.
    • Copy of the course syllabi. This is used to assist students who are unclear about reserve readings.

    To prevent confusion, make sure the article or book title given to the library staff corresponds to the one given to students.

    KateWay login is required to access the online forms.

    St. Paul Request
     Minneapolis Request
    Book Reserve Request Form   Book Reserve Request Form
    Article or Book Chapter Request Form       Article or Book Chapter Request Form


    Allow at least 3 working days for your reserve items to be processed and made available for student use. 



    Placing DVDs/Video on Reserve

    Media reserves are handled by Media Services staff.  St. Paul requests are handled by Ann Piotrowski, and Minneapolis requests are handled by Ron Carlson.  Items in the St. Kate's Media collection and classroom media may be placed on reserve. Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

    • allow a minimum of 3 working days for processing your request.
    • items borrowed from other libraries or from commerical stores cannot be placed on reserve.
    • reserves must be requested each semester.
    • U.S. copyright law will be observed.

    Contact the Media Services Departments to place items on reserve:


    About Print Reserves

    Books, book chapters and copies of journal articles may be placed on course reserve.

    • Print reserves are shelved behind the Library circulation desk.
    • They are commonly checked out for 2-3 hours at a time, although an instructor can specify 24-hour, 48-hour, or 7-day loan periods.
    • If you are making a book request, you may have either the St. Catherine University Library's copy of the book placed on reserve or your own personal copy. We cannot place another library's book on reserve.
    • Contact the appropriate campus staff person (see above) for questions or assistance with print reserves.

    About Electronic or E-Reserves

    Articles and book chapters are scanned into PDF files, via Adobe Acrobat, and made available to students through CLICnet. E-reserves can be accessed on- and off-campus 24 hours a day.

    • Provide a high-quality, unstapled, single-sided photocopy of each item to the appropriate campus staff person (see above). Photocopies will be scanned exactly as submitted and uploaded to the reserves system.

    Some e-reserve files are quite large after being scanned. Large files may take several minutes or more to download, especially from off-campus or with dial-up connections. Please advise students to be patient when accessing e-reserve items. They may call St. Kate's librarians with any access issues at 651-690-6652 (St. Paul) or 651-690-7898 (Minneapolis) or

    Alternative to electronic reserves:

    Faculty can create direct links in D2L to many full-text articles in the Library's subscription databases. For more information see Linking to Resources.


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