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Course Reserves

Reserves are kept at the circulation desk and are available for two-hour loans during the semester, although circulation staff may reduce that length of time during high-use periods. A valid UMD ID must be presented to borrow and the overdue fine is $2.50 per hour.

Placing Materials On Reserve

The most efficient way for faculty to place materials on reserve is through their course's ELMS-Canvas page (instructions for doing so). Materials that have to be purchased by the library for reserve must be ordered early; please allow up to 60 days for acquisition. Journal articles and book chapters will be put on reserve electronically, as either links to online sources or scanned copies of articles/chapters provided by faculty (when notice of copyright is included).

MSPAL also 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. 

When submitting a request please include the following information:

  • Course number
  • Professor
  • Title
  • Author/composer
  • Call number including issue/volume/year

Contact Information

Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
8270 Alumni Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1630 USA 

General Information and Front Desk
(301) 405-9217
Reference
(301) 405-9256
International Piano Archives at Maryland
(301) 405-9224
Special Collections in Performing Arts
(301) 405-9220 (Curator)
(301) 314-7614 (Workroom)

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