Requests for audiovisual materials, scores, and books from the collection to be placed on reserve for courses each semester should be directed to the Reserves supervisor. Library materials can be on reserve for more than one instructor or course. Items may be scheduled for classroom showings (see Booking Service). Faculty may place personal or departmentally owned materials on reserve. Reserve Request Forms are available on-line or at the FAL Circulation Desk. Request forms for Audio E-Reserves are available on-line and at the FAL circulation desk.
DVDs, videocassettes, and films may be booked by an instructor for use on a specific date. The pickup date, the use date, and the return date are provisional until confirmed by a supervisor. Loan periods range from same-day pickup and return to 7-day loan and will be set based on other bookings, reserve status, and license agreements. Materials are generally picked up the day before the screening date and returned the following day. TAs may pick up items, which will be shelved under the faculty member's name. Please tell the desk staff that the items are "booked" (aka "faculty pick-up"). Screenings in a Fine Arts Library seminar room require a room reservation to be made (see next section).
Three seminar rooms at the Fine arts Library have audio-visual equipment and may be reserved by UT faculty for face-to-face instruction involving media materials. Faculty may use library-owned media or provide their own.
For room reservations, use this form.
Requests for purchase of materials to be used in teaching are welcome. Please include specific course numbers and titles for which the material will be used, and the semester during which the material will be needed. Requests for multiple titles should be in priority order. Ideally, purchase requests should be submitted prior to the semester in which the materials will be used.
Make a Media Purchase Request (goes to Media Coordinator)