August 19, 2010


SUBJECT:    Library Course Reserves Service Update

Despite substantial budget reductions during the last two years, the UCSD Libraries continue to offer print and electronic course reserves services at no charge to faculty and students. More than 2,300 courses were supported in multiple formats last year-text, image, audio, and media-and processing is now underway for the Fall 2010 term.

If you are exploring new books for your classes and would like to offer your students the convenience of an electronic version, we encourage you to search in Roger, UCSD Libraries' online catalog. By selecting the "Electronic Materials" tab above the search box, you can search for e-books by keyword, title, author, subject, or call number. The UC San Diego Libraries offer a variety of e-book options. If you don't find the books you're looking for and want to request new titles for the collection, these will be purchased as e-books whenever that is an option unless your request specifies that the print version is preferred. Please consult your subject librarian for complete information about what is available in your discipline.

Requests for Fall 2010 reserves should be submitted now to allow
sufficient time for library retrieval, processing, and posting of the
early-need materials in advance of Fall quarter.

Contact the appropriate library reserves unit (listed below) for
assistance and more specific submission deadlines.

Instructors can find more program information, including an online
course reserves submission form, at:

Course Reserves (Print and Electronic) Contacts

Arts Library
Contact: Leticia Sanabria (858) 822-2781

Biomedical Library
Contact: Jay Dailey (858) 534-7092

International Relations/Pacific Studies Library
Contact: Sara Cassetti (858) 534-7786

Mandeville Special Collections Library
Contact: Lynda Claassen (858) 534-2533

Science & Engineering Library
Contact: Denusha Amaladas (858) 534-7605

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library
Contact: SIO Circulation (858) 534-3274

Social Sciences & Humanities Library
Contact: SSHL Reserves (858) 534-1212

For any other questions, please contact Catherine Friedman, Associate
University Librarian-User Services, 858.534.1278.

Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel University Librarian