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Course Reserves Alerts

9/14/2020: Kindles now available for select course reserves ebooks!

As a recipient of a grant provided by the State Library of Ohio to offset COVID-19 expenses, CIA Gund Library was able to use a portion of these funds to purchase five Kindle Fire e-readers to facilitate a pilot program with select course reserve titles provided in ebook format. We are very excited about the addition of e-readers to support our students in a different way.

These devices are available for use in the library for three hours. Unlike books, we are able to sanitize these devices after use, which makes it possible to offer course reserves.

Currently the Kindles have the following titles on each device

  • Art History (Stokstad)
  • They Say / I Say (Graff & Birkens)
  • Imagine Wanting Only This (Radtke - the summer reading book)
  • The Short Screenplay (Gurskis)
  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression (Ackerman & Puglisi)


If you would like to add your textbooks, please reach out to the Library Director, Laura Ponikvar, at Many are not available to purchase, but we are looking into textbook rentals for these devices. Plan ahead for your Spring 2021 classes!

8/13/2020: The eReserves guide is here!

In lieu of our print course reserves service, which has been suspended for the Fall 2020 semester, the library is now offering digital course reserves from a variety of content providers which can all be found at our new eReserves guide.

See the "eReserves on myCIA" tab above or go to and log in to access the guide now.

If you have any questions about accessing the guide, helping students use the guide, or adding your course materials to this guide, please email Jackie Lagunzad, the library's course reserves contact, at

7/23/2020: CIA Library will not offer physical course reserves services for the Fall 2020 semester.

Due to COVID-19 developments and related concerns surrounding equitable access to materials, the CIA Library will not offer physical course reserves services for the Fall 2020 semester. This decision was based on the results released by the REALM study on 7/20/2020. The library has also implemented a 4 day quarantine period for all returned or recently accessed physical materials. Please reach out to the library staff with any concerns or questions.

We encourage you to fully leverage our already established services, including scanning, electronic resources, electronic reserves, our instructional program, and research help. The library staff is prepared to help you to continue to provide all of the necessary resources to your students.  Please know that as we continue our Fall 2020 preparations, we will be ensuring our students are aware of this development and their options for learning support.

Thank you so much for your understanding and collaboration as we continue to provide excellent service and offer as much accessibility as we can to support teaching and learning during this extraordinary time in higher education – while helping to ensure our community’s health and safety.

Course Reserves Policy

The CIA Library provides course reserve services for CIA degree-program classes at the request of individual CIA faculty. Please speak with Jackie Lagunzad, the library's course reserves contact, about any special requests.


Course Reserves in 3 steps

Step 1:  

Complete a library reserves request form for each course each semester you wish to have items on reserve.  Please use our online reserves request form. Paper forms are available in the library and can be turned into the circulation desk when complete. They can also be emailed to Jackie Lagunzad.

Step 2: 

Indicate your choice of loan period for each item on the list. Please refer the "Loan period options" box below for the loan periods offered. If a loan period is not noted, the IN-LIBRARY loan period will be used.

Step 3: 

Submit the completed form as soon as possible in order for items to be available the first week of class. Lists are processed in the order they are received. Library staff will pull any library items and put them on the reserve shelf. Please bring in personal copies before they are put on reserve. 

Loan period options

Options for loan periods are as follows:

  1. IN-LIBRARY = may be used in the library for three hours.  Use this for class texts and required reading assignments.
  2. OVERNIGHT = overnight; may be checked out after 4:00 P.M. and returned the following morning.  This option is best for supplemental materials.
  3. WEEK = may be checked out at any time during the day and is due in 7 days.

If a loan period is not indicated on the form, the IN-LIBRARY loan period will be used.

Important notes to remember

  • Items may be placed on reserve for one semester at a time and the library does not have permanent reserves.​​​​​​​
  • Instructors are responsible for selecting the materials to be placed on reserve and for determining the most appropriate loan period for each item.
  • Due to space constraints, reserve lists must be limited to 20 items per course.
  • Only CIA Gund Library materials or personally owned materials may go on reserve. Items borrowed from other libraries are not accepted for course reserves. Instructors' personal materials will be returned, unaltered, at the end of the semester.
  • As a general guideline, reference books and DVDs and videos restricted to “library use only” cannot be placed on reserve.
  • If you will need course materials for multiple courses you are teaching in the same semester, please fill out a separate form for each course. 
  • Please speak to a library staff member if you would like to book videos, DVDs or Blu Rays for classroom viewing. We can put AV materials on reserve for students to view outside of class.
  • At the end of each semester, the library staff provides usage statistics to instructors for all items placed on reserve, which may be helpful to determine which items are most heavily used by students and to create future reserve lists.
  • Multiple instructors may put the same items on reserve in the same semester. The library will apply the IN-LIBRARY loan rule for these items.

Want to request a course material for the library?

Is there a course material not already in the CIA library collection that students are having difficulty accessing? Consider filling out our online form at to request a book or other resource be added to the CIA library's collection.

Course reserves lists online

Students and faculty can view the course reserve lists online using the library’s catalog.  

Photocopied materials

The CIA Library makes every effort to comply with current copyright law regarding the use of photocopied material. 

  • Photocopies of items can be placed on reserve one time, but the original copyright notice must be included in the photocopy.  In general, only one photocopy of each item may be on reserve at any time.  If a faculty member wishes to place a photocopy on reserve again, they must provide written permission from the copyright holder.  Library staff may be able to provide assistance in obtaining copyright permission or in investigating other options.
  • In order to be in compliance with Fair Use guidelines, the amount of photocopied material placed on reserve should be a small portion of the total amount of the original work; for example, one chapter of a book or one article.  Course reserves should not be used as a substitute for a course pack.


As with all library circulation records, reserve records for individual patrons are confidential. We are not permitted to provide the names of anyone who has used reserve materials.

Course Reserves Contact

Jackie Lagunzad's picture
Jackie Lagunzad
(216) 421-7443


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