Baker-Berry Reserve Services

LOCATION: Baker Ground Level
PHONE:  (603) 646-2569

 Putting Materials on Reserve:

Faculty may place required course materials on reserve at the Dartmouth libraries. All physical material (print or media) and electronic books (EBs) placed on reserve for a course are integrated into a course reserve webpage.  Online reserve readings are posted by Library staff to Canvas under "Pages" and "Files" tabs.  Faculty may copy and move these readings from the "Library Links" and "Library Reserves" folders for a better student learning experience.

Placing Materials on Reserve  (Fill out the form, save a copy to your computer, and email the file as an attachment.)  ** If your course is cancelled, please let us know as soon as possible.**

To determine if you need to fill out the copyright Fair Use section of the reserve form, click here.

Using Reserve Materials:

Use either the library catalog or the "Library Reserves/Guides" button in Canvas to identify physical and electronic book resources placed on course reserve. Online readings are available through Canvas.

Checking Out Materials:

  • A validated Dartmouth College I.D. card must be presented when requesting course reserve material.
  • Individual Professors choose the loan period for the materials - 2, 4 or 24 hours.
  • Items checked out 2 or 4 hours (depending on the loan period) before the Reserve Desk closes or later, will be due a half hour after opening the following morning.
  • Reserve books may be taken anywhere; they must be returned to the Reserve Desk prior to the due time.

Overdue Fines:

  • During term: $1.00 per hour, per item overdue.
  • During reading period and exams: $5.00 per hour, per item overdue. (Accrual begins one minute after the due time has passed.)


  • Renewals must be done in person, with the course reserve material in hand, upon presentation of an I.D. card.
  • A book that is on a waitlist, someone else wishes to check it out, cannot be renewed.  Your name may be placed on the waitlist so that you will be contacted when the book is next returned.

Returning Materials:

  • Course reserve material must be returned to the Reserve Desk in the Lower Level of Baker.
  • After the Reserve Desk closes, course reserve material may be returned to the Baker Circulation Desk.
  • An After Hours Book Return Box is located at the bottom of the stairs in the Novack Cafe area of Berry for use when the Library is closed.

Lost or Missing Materials:

  • Notify the Reserve Desk staff immediately in order to stop fine accrual.

Baker Reserve Project Room:

Reserve Books shelved in this room may be taken to the Reserve Desk for check-out.

The Baker Reserve Project Room houses study carrels and tables.  There are also 3 microform (fiche/film) readers. Please sign in at the Reserve Desk.  Scans can be saved to email, on a flashdrive, or printed through Greenprint. 

The Photocopy room contains one MFD (multi-functional device- copier, printer, scanner) GreenPrint machine and one flatbed scanner. Both scan in color. 

  • Scanning is free; scans may be sent as PDFs to a selected email address or on the flatbed scanner, saved to a flashdrive.
  • A Dartmouth ID or a print card, which can be bought at Baker Circulation Desk, is needed to purchase paper copies or printouts.

For additional information, please visit the Ossen Project Room.

Baker Reserve Guaranteed-by date for SPRING Term 2018:

                              February 19

Please submit reserve course lists to Baker Reserve Desk by February 19 to have your list processed by the first day of spring term.