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  • Requests submitted less than two weeks before the start of the semester and two weeks into the semester may be delayed due to the volume of requests.


Important Information regarding Physical Media Reserves

  • Learn how to search for films in the library’s collection.
  • Media Resources Guide – Video – This guide contains a wealth of useful information about video in the library’s collection, where to find video owned by the library and from third party providers, video search engines, copyright, public performance rights, and VHS to DVD conversion.

  • If you send a student, your TA, or a colleague to pick up your media for you they must be registered as your Proxy Patron in order to be able to pick it up on the dates you have reserved it. Please complete the Proxy Borrower Permission form in advance if you anticipate this need.

  • The Reserve Request Form only reserves the media. Please complete the Video Theater Online Booking Form if you wish to reserve one of the Homer Babbidge Library’s video theaters to show your film.

  • Regional campus faculty who require group viewing space other than their classroom should contact regional campus reserve staff.


Put a Library Copy of a DVD/CD on Reserve for your class:

  1. Request your HuskyCT course in PeopleSoft if you or your department have not already done so.
  2. Once your HuskyCT course site is available to you, log in to HuskyCT and click on the class you want to add reserve items to.
  3. Click on Library Resources in the left column menu. If prompted, choose the appropriate semester then click Submit.
  4. From the left column menu click on Add Reserve Items, and then on the appropriate icon for the type of item you wish to add. Complete the form, red asterisked items are required, then click submit.
  5. Media on Reserve may be charged out by anyone for an abbreviated period. If you need to ensure your media is here on a specific date you must tell us the viewing date(s) on the Reserve Request form. Then, only you may charge it out on the viewing date(s) or the day before and it will remain on Reserve until finals are over.
  6. To import reserve items from a previous class, click on Library Resources in the left column menu then click on the class you want to import reseve items from. Uncheck any items you don’t want then Single click the Import button one time only.


Put a Personal Copy of a DVD/CD on Reserve for your class.

    • Follow the five steps above to make your reserve request for personal copies.
    • Please note that personal items are placed on Reserve at the owner’s risk. Although we make every effort to protect all Reserve materials, the Library cannot replace items mutilated or lost.
    • We will attach book pockets and barcodes to your personal items to facilitate their circulation.
    • Please drop off your personal copies at the iDesk on the Plaza level of the Homer Babbidge Library or at the Circulation Desk of your Regional Campus Library along with a copy of the receipt returned when you completed the Reserve Request form.
    • You may also mail them to the appropriate Library along with a copy of the receipt returned when you completed the Reserve Request form.


Purchase media for Reserve.

The Library does not purchase materials for course reserves. Instructors are encouraged to draw course materials from the Library’s physical or online collections or from the many open education resources now readily available. While the Library does not purchase materials that have been published as textbooks or other curricular materials to meet the needs of a particular course, instructors may supply such materials to the course reserve program from their own personal collections.