Books on reserve in the Bapst Library are shelved according to course. Students can consult books for the entire course in the Bapst workroom.
Because some items may need to be ordered, scanned, recalled, or repaired, it is helpful to receive syllabi as soon as possible so that students have access to their readings when assigned. We are happy to accept additional requests once the semester begins.
Only books from the Boston College Libraries collections can be placed on reserve, but we will gladly purchase any titles not in our collections.
Bapst staff will scan and provide online access to journal articles and book chapters. The portion that can be considered fair use varies and should be a limited amount tailored to the pedagogical purpose. A fair use portion would seldom exceed 2 chapters or 20%. When multiple chapters from a book are requested, the book itself will be placed on reserve.
Bapst staff will remove materials from course reserve at the end of each semester.
A link to the Library Course Reserves list appears in every Canvas site and can also be accessed through the library Course Reserves.
Students should contact the Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities to obtain textbooks or course readings in a format that is accessible to them. A full list of disability services is available from the Disabilities Services Office.