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Find available course reserves at the link below and follow these steps:

1. Sign in with your myKish Kish ID account.

2. Within the Course Reserves search box, search for item by course instructor last name, course name, or title of the item. 

3. Once item is found:

     A. If an electronic item is available, view it right on your computer. 

     B. If a physical item is available, request it by selecting "I-Share click to request" under the heading "Get It". Then make an appointment for curbside pickup at the link below. 

     If you can't request the item because it doesn't check out, select "Digitization" and complete a digitization request form*. 

     C. If you have trouble, email from your Kish email with the exact item you need and what class it is for. 

*Due to copyright restrictions, only 10% of the item may be digitized for you during the whole semester. 

Reserves - Faculty

Q. How do I put something on reserve for my students this semester?
A. Contact the library via email or phone 815-825-9330 for help. Options for copyright compliance are:

1. Keep physical item on library reserve within the library only, choose up to 10% of the item (as long as it is not the heart of the work) for the library to scan and place on ereserve for students to access via Library SmartSearch. Students can each request up to 10% of the item be digitized (total for the semester) and provided to them.

2. Keep physical item on library reserve for overnight or 2-day check out. Students can request it for check out and make an appointment for curbside pickup. Note that returned items must be quarantined for 3 days; therefore approximately 1 student per week can use each item. With this method the library cannot provide digitization service since we need access to the book to scan it upon request.

3. Ask the library to return the physical reserve item you own back to you.

4. Ask a librarian for help finding a library ebook or an Open Educational Resource (OER) that may meet your content needs.

5. Ask your Dean if there is any money to have the library try to acquire an ebook version that would be available to your class through the library. This is dependent upon publisher rules for availability, pricing, and access limits.