The High Library provides a full range of professional services to support faculty teaching, scholarship, and creative activities. Faculty may request information literacy instruction sessions, suggest titles for purchase, place items on course reserves, and order research materials via interlibrary loan. Faculty satisfaction with the library’s programs, services, and collections is important to the staff. Please send all comments, suggestions, and feedback to Sarah Penniman (x1428). Thank you for partnering and collaborating with the library!
Course Reserves Policy
Course Reserves provide access to required and recommended course materials to enrolled students. To ensure availability to all students in each class, these items have a limited circulation period and must be used within the library. Standard reserve circulation periods are one hour, 3 hours, and overnight. (Due to the limited circulation period, items needed for longer research projects should not be placed on course reserve.)
The library will place one copy of a requested title on reserve, and the instructor may provide one additional personal copy. All reserve materials must be owned either by the library or the instructor. The library will purchase 1 copy of an item needed for course reserve; please use the Reserves Request Form to initiate the purchase request.
Please note that all titles will be removed from the reserves shelves at the end of each semester.
A friendly reminder that the following materials are not eligible for reserves:
- Items of unknown provenance
- Items borrowed from other libraries or entities (interlibrary loans, Netflix, etc.)
- Items from the reference and bestseller collections
- Consumables (workbooks, standardized test booklets, etc.)
- Case studies from the Harvard Business Review (contact HBR directly at https://hbr.org/permissions for in-class use permissions)
- Photocopies or print-outs of articles, individual papers, quizzes, short stories, or other related items
If you're interested in assigning any materials housed in the Hess Archives, please consult with Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh, the Archivist.
To place items on reserve:
- Books & DVDs: To place books, DVDs, and other physical items on reserve, please fill out a Reserve Request Form.
- Articles: Articles and eBooks that are available in full-text through QuickSearch or our subscription databases can be linked to directly through Canvas. If you'd like help formatting article permalinks to enable off-campus access to these articles, contact Susan Krall.
For more information:
For a list of items currently on reserve for your courses, or for reserve usage statistics, please contact Clarissa Grunwald, Access Services Librarian.
Materials included in coursepacks must be compliant with copyright law. For any material covered by copyright, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder before it is included in the coursepack. The library can assist with acquiring permissions.
The permissions process usually requires the payment of fees to copyright holders. If the library is assisting, the library will pay these fees after the faculty member approves the total quoted cost. It is then the responsibility of the faculty member’s department to promptly reimburse the library for the incurred fees. Alternately, it may be possible to arrange for the fees to be purchased directly through the department.
In most cases, a page will need to be added to the front of the coursepack, after the title page, indicating that each of the included materials has been used with the permission of their respective copyright holder. The language for the statements on this page will usually be indicated within the permissions agreements.
After the permissions have been secured, the coursepack may be printed. The total permissions cost will be added to the printing cost to determine the final purchase price of the coursepack. Once the coursepacks have been purchased, the College Store will reimburse the faculty member’s department.
(Please note that the faculty member should also consult with the staff in the Office of Disability Services during the material selection stage, as the resulting coursepack must meet the College’s accessibility standards.)
Electronic coursepacks include any set collection of assigned readings shared electronically in their full text (such as pdfs posted in Canvas). Electronic coursepacks are not exempt from copyright law and may also require securing permissions.
It is strongly suggested that if the assigned readings are electronically available through the library, that they are linked to, rather than shared directly in pdf form. Linking to articles in the library’s databases does not incur permissions fees. Links may be posted in Canvas, included in syllabi, emailed, etc. So long as students download the PDF directly from the database for themselves, permission is unnecessary.
Please contact Jennifer Strain, Instruction and Scholarly Communications Librarian, with any questions about coursepacks.
It is one of our primary roles at High Library to teach students information literacy skills and concepts that promote lifelong learning and professional development and that prepare students for lives of civic engagement and public service, supporting the overall mission of Elizabethtown College.
- To schedule an information literacy session or workshop for your students, please contact our Instruction and Outreach Librarian Josh Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-361-1453. Alternatively, you can schedule information literacy instruction sessions by filling out this form.
- To learn more about High Library’s information literacy program, including some of the topics we typically cover and workshops we offer, please visit our information literacy website.
- To find a list of library guides and tutorials available for your students, visit the Library Resources Directory. These resources include guides on citation and incorporating sources that can be linked to from Canvas.
The library strives to meet your research needs!
- Use QuickSearch to explore the library's collection. QuickSearch contains the library's catalog of print and digital books, as well as content from most of our databases. It's a great starting point, especially if you already know the title you are trying to find.
- Explore our Databases & Articles page to find direct links to our database offerings. Narrow by subject using the drop-down menus, or visit your discipline's research guide.
- Use ILLiad - Interlibrary Loan to get copies of journal articles held in the High Library.
- If the library doesn't have access to a book or article that you need, you can submit an interlibrary loan request through ILLiad. Requests for digital materials are usually filled in 1-3 days.
- High Library also has reciprocal borrowing agreements with other regional institutions, allowing you wo borrow books directly from our partners in the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP) and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI). Please check in with the High Library before making the trip, as you may need to bring documentation with you.
- Make sure you submit the Achievements form to let us know when you publish, exhibit, or perform.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are course materials that are free for students to access and use. Materials may either be created as OER or they may be licensed by the institution, with one purchase providing access to all students.
The library may already own eBook versions of the books you already have assigned. Most eBooks in the library's collection have unlimited access, so your entire class can access our eBooks for free! You can use Quick Search to find out if we have the titles.