Your Course Reserves in ELMS, the Libraries' course reserve system.
Using course reserves in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Reserves are kept at the Performing Arts Library Circulation Desk, and
are available for two-hour loans during the semester, although Circulation Staff
may reduce the loan period during high-use periods. Valid UM identification
(see requirements for general loans) must be
presented to borrow any reserve items.
The fine for overdue course
reserve materials is $2.50 per hour.
Placing materials on course reserve
Teaching faculty may place Course Reserve requests for books, scores and
audio-visual material in two ways:
- In Person at the circulation/reference desk at the
Performing Arts Library (preferably on a typed or word processed document). The
Performing Arts Library allows instructors to place on reserve scores, personal
audio and video recordings, class notes, homework solutions, sample exams, and
other items. Personal copies of items for placement on reserves should be
clearly marked as such. Please remember that all copyrighted materials placed on
reserve must contain a notice of copyright. *See note below for
information on placing articles and book chapters on reserve.
- Email (preferably via an attached Word document)
to Mary Scott or
When submitting a request please include the following information:
- Course Number
- Professor name
- Call number including Issue/Volume/Year
Materials that have to be purchased by the library for reserve must be
ordered early. Please allow up to 60 days for acquiring the
If assistance is needed in finding resources, please contact
Stephen Henry or call (301) 405-9256
for music, theatre, and dance materials.
and Book Chapters
Journal articles and chapters in books
will be put on reserve electronically. See the instructions on the McKeldin
Course Reserves page, especially
the paragraphs on Articles and Book Chapters, which explain that these will be
electronic reserves, with links either to online sources or to scanned copies of
articles/chapters provided by faculty (when notice of copyright is included).
If you have any questions concerning Michelle Smith Performing Arts
Library course reserves, contact Mary Scott
or Bruce Tennant, or call
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
8115 Alumni Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1630 USA
Directions and Parking Information
General Information and Front Desk
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Special Collections in Performing Arts
(301) 405-9220, Curator
(301) 314-7614, Workroom
Submit a question to SCPA
For the contact information of a particular staff member, please visit the PAL staff page.
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