Monday, March 31, 2008

E-Reserve Experience

Have you used electronic reserves either as a faculty member or a student this year? If so, we want to hear from you.

How was your experience -- were there any problems with the posting, the service or the interface? We are always looking for ways to improve our efforts to serve our users and appreciate your feedback.

Either comment here, or send an email to

Monday, March 10, 2008


The Reserve Book Room will be closed the following days in observance of the Easter holiday:

Good Friday, March 21st CLOSED
Saturday, March 22nd CLOSED
Easter Sunday, March 23rd CLOSED

We will re-open at 9:00am on Monday, March 24th.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Time to Order Books?

I know it's hard to believe, but spring break is only 2 weeks away, and that means we will be halfway through the semester. Spring break is a good time to start thinking about books that may need to be ordered for your course reserves in the summer or fall semester.

It generally takes us about 4-6 weeks to receive books that are ordered for reserve. That lead time can help us meet and exceed your needs which is what we strive to do.

Not sure if the library has books that you want to use? Call us at 631-7578, or email us at and we will be happy to check the catalog for you and get back to you within 24-hours.

Friday, February 8, 2008

January 2008 Not Business as Usual

We knew this spring would be a busy one for E-Reserves, but I'm not sure anyone was prepared for just how busy January was for us. Here are a few statistics:
  • 290 E-Reserve courses were posted
  • 4,839 items were processed
All of those things were created by just 3 staff, and 1 student worker with just a tiny bit of help from the Supervisor (seriously like 1%). Just to give you an idea of how huge this is, in 2004-05 for the whole year, 6,604 items were processed (this includes fall, spring, and summer sessions).

Kudos to the staff for their efforts, all without complaint and high praise from the faculty being served.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Welcome to the ND Reserve Book Room blogspot

Welcome to the new University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library Reserve Book Room blog. We will be using this blog to post news, updates, changes, and other items of interest to the faculty and students who use the ND Reserve Book Room and ND Electronic Reserves.