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Course Reserves Policy

Reserve Policy: The Richard Welsh Library at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design

1.Purpose and Description

1.1 Purpose

The purpose of Reserves at the Richard Welsh Library is to facilitate fair access to required course materials. These materials may be from the library's collection or from a faculty member's personal collection.

1.2 Description and access

Physical course reserves are located behind the Library Desk. They check out for two hours, and must be used on campus. Faculty, staff, students and alumni can check out reserves, although priority is given to current students.

Questions regarding course reserves should be directed to:

Lucy Campbell, Librarian

619 684 8783


2.1 Library Materials

Materials from the library collection must be identified and located by faculty. STAX the NSAD library catalog can be searched at:

2.2 Personal Course Materials

Personal materials must be brought to the Library Desk. An Instructor’s Personal Copy form will accompany each item.  The form requires the following information:

Instructor’s name,  Material title, Course name, and Course number.

Personal items intended for course reserves may be left in the book-drop as long as a note containing the above information is securely attached.

Personal items placed on reserve may become lost or damaged by students. The Richard Welsh Library is not responsible for these items, and is unable to replace them. Please retrieve personal items from the library by the last day of the term.

2.3 Reproductions

All photocopies/other reproductions must include references to the published work.

Without expressed desire to the contrary, photocopied materials and duplicates placed on physical reserve will be disposed of at the term’s end.


Reserves are processed Monday through Friday in the order they are received. Course reserves items must be brought to the desk to be processed at least two weeks prior to the date they are assigned.


Reserve materials will be removed at the end of each term according to the librarian’s discretion, unless otherwise agreed upon following a formal request.

5.Review of Reserve Policy

This policy will be reviewed periodically and, if necessary, updated by the Librarian in consultation with the faculty.



RICHARD WELSH LIBRARY at NewSchool of Architecture +Design

1249 F Street San Diego CA 92101

619 684 8783