Course Reserves are arranged on the shelves in the Reserve room, alphabetically by course number. It is really helpful if you know the course number, eg. ENG 102, and the instructor's name, as there are often several instructors teaching the same course, each with different material that they want their students to read. You must have your NCCC student ID with you in order to charge out a reserve item. Your barcode is scanned alonside the barcode of the item. Most reserve items must be used in the library and go out for a period of 2 hours. They are able to be renewed if there is no one waiting for the item. In addition to books and articles, faculty often place media/ AV items on reserve. If that is the case, there are listening stations located along the wall, in the Reserve room. You will be given headphones along with the Media items.
There are a few reserve items that may circulate outside the library overnight, or for a period of 3 days. It is up to the discretion of the individual faculty member whether or not the reserve items may circulate, and for how long.
The Lewis Library encourages you to place textbooks or additional study material in the library on reserve for the benefit of your students. You may place your personal items or library material on reserve. To have an item placed on reserve, stop at the Reserve Desk on the 2nd floor G building and complete a Library Reserve Request Form. The information required to complete the form includes your name, course name and number, title and author of material being placed on reserve, and the type of reserve - library use only, overnight, 3 day, etc. We ask that you give us a week's time to get the material processed and on the shelf (especially at the start of the semester) before you begin sending students over to use the material.
The Lewis Library provides a Course Reserves service to support instructional programs at NCCC. Faculty may place high demand class related materials on reserve with restricted loan periods. These materials may include:
All reserve items are available in the Reserve room, G-201.
In addition to books and articles, the library has anatomical models of bones and skeletons, and microscopes with corresponding slides.