Prior to the beginning of each semester, the library staff members who organize the reserve collections send out letters to faculty indicating the deadline for submission of the reserve list. If a reserve list for a course is submitted by the Tuesday before the beginning of the fall or spring semesters, and each summer term, then the items on the form will be available the first day of classes. If they are not, the lists will be processed in the order in which they are received. Lists accompanied by the items requested will be given preference.

If you have questions about the reserve readings policies, contact the circulation desk at Love Library, 402-472-2561, or the staff person at the branch library you plan to use for this service.
The reserve list may be submitted online at

The UNL Libraries have added an electronic component to their traditional Reserve system. This “electronic reserve” system allows faculty and teaching assistants to mount non-copyrighted materials such as class syllabi, quizzes, notes, etc. on the IRIS automated system. If you are interested in placing class materials in our electronic reserve system, go to: