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Services for Faculty

Course Reserves

  • Put an Item on Reserve

    To put something on reserve, fill out this form and bring it with your materials to the main desk in Michener or Skinner Library. If you have an electronic version of the material for Michener Library, you can email the files to library.reserve@unco.edu or Sarah Vaughn (sarah.vaughn@unco.edu).

    Please allow at least 48 hours for materials to be processed. All material must be accompanied by complete citation information.

    For more information about Michener Library Course Reserves, please contact library.reserve@unco.edu or Sarah Vaughn. If you’d like to add new material to Reserve, you can submit materials electronically with this form, or bring materials for scanning to the Michener Library Information & Services desk.

    For more information about Skinner Music Library Course Reserves, please contact Cat Hildebrand or library.reserve@unco.edu or visit the Skinner Music Library Circulation Desk.

  • Electronic Reserve

    Electronic Reserve is a service whereby readings selected by faculty are scanned and stored online, usually as PDF files, and can be viewed and printed by registered UNC students. The Electronic Reserve service can also be used to direct students to an article available in an online journal database or other web resource. In addition, you can link to Electronic Reserves from Canvas.

    Using Electronic Reserve
    Bring materials for Electronic Reserve to the Michener Library main desk. Please provide clean copies, with complete citation information for any copyrighted material. The staff will be happy to scan book chapters for you. If you have an electronic version of the material – for instance, a set of lecture notes in a Word format – you can email the file along with the Reserve Form to library.reserve@unco.edu or Sarah Vaughn (sarah.vaughn@unco.edu).

    Student Use of Electronic Reserve
    From the library’s online catalog, a student can search for reserve materials by the name of the instructor or the course abbreviation. Once the student finds the appropriate course, s/he sees a list of all reserve materials, both paper and electronic. The student clicks on the appropriate Electronic Reserve item, provides his/her UNC Identification and can then view and print the material.

Library Instruction Request

Library Instruction Request Form

Ordering Materials for Collections


  • Check Out Items

    With a valid UNC ID card, faculty members may borrow books for a full semester. Faculty may renew materials an indefinite number of times if no "hold" has been placed on the item. 

    Faculty may check out videotapes and DVDs for one week, with two renewals. 

    Research assistants may check out materials from the library by special arrangement of the faculty member.

  • Renew

    You can renew your materials:

    • Online through the Renew/Check Holds link in the Libraries online catalog
    • By phone at 970-351-2671
    • In-person at the main desk in Michener or Skinner Libraries
  • Overdue/Lost Items

    An item not renewed or returned after 28 days past the due date is considered lost. A replacement fee of $80.00 per item will be sent to Accounts Receivable. If the lost item is returned to the Library within one year of being declared lost, the $80.00 will be refunded. Faculty with 10 or more lost items will have borrowing privileges withheld. Privileges will be restored upon satisfactory restitution.

Services for Emeritus Faculty

  • Available Services

    Retired faculty honored with Emeritus status have special privileges at the University Libraries. Privileges for emeritus faculty are equivalent to those for current teaching faculty. 

    In addition, a technology-equipped study room on the second floor of Michener Library can be reserved for use by Emeritus faculty.  The room contains a computer with internet access and a variety of software, as well as a large TV monitor that can be used to view content from the computer or from a video/DVD player. Ask about Room 258 at the main desk to make a reservation or check out the key.

    To access databases or other online library resources, Emeritus Faculty will need a working UNC email account. Please contact UNC’s technical support center at 970-351-4357 for any questions about UNC email or logins.

    Questions?  Please contact Michener Library at 970-351-2671, Skinner Music Library at 970-351-2439, or email sarah.vaughn@unco.edu.