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Falconer Biology Library

Course reserves

For students

You can determine location(s) of reserve materials in any of the following ways:

Present a valid Stanford ID to use materials. In general, reserve materials circulate for two hours. Reserves checked out close to closing time may be taken out overnight, and are due the next day one hour after the library opens.

For instructors

Please submit your course reserve requests using Stanford Libraries Course Reserve Request form, or bring requests to the library in person. Please allow adequate time for processing items before they are needed for reserves. While some items may already be in the library, others may need to be recalled or purchased. All copies owned by Falconer Library will be placed on reserve. Please let us know if copies held by other Stanford Libraries are needed.

Course Reserves can take many formats:

E-Reserves: We will search all of the library licensed content sources for e-book versions of the books you want to place on reserve and notify you when we find matching titles.

Links to electronic copies of articles and e-books can be included in your CourseWork sites.

Print books not owned by Stanford: It takes an average of six weeks to order, receive, and process print books that are not in our collection before we can add them to reserves.

Journal articles: We can place on reserve up to five photocopies of a copyrighted article.

Personal copies of books, videos, CD's or DVD's, as well as homework sets, sample tests/exams, course notes: Please attach a note with the instructor's name and campus address so items may be returned at the end of the quarter. Copies of homework sets, course notes, case studies, etc. should be clearly labeled as such.

Contact Falconer Library (, 723-1528) for assistance.

For more information about reserves, see Stanford Libraries Course Reserves page.