Baker-Berry Reserves

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


Guaranteed-by Date: February 22, 2019

Please send in your reserve form by Friday February 22 to guarantee that reserve items are available for student use at the start of Spring term 2019.
Exceptions to the guarantee are books that need to be ordered, items that are currently checked out to other people and must be recalled, and missing books.

Putting Materials on Reserve

Faculty may place materials needed for courses on reserve at the Dartmouth libraries. All print or media physical materials and electronic books placed on reserve for a course are integrated into a single course reserve webpage.  Online reserve readings are posted by Library staff to Canvas under the "Files" tab in the "Library Reserves" folder.  These readings may be copied and moved about Canvas.

Placing Materials on Reserve  Please send the completed Word form; we cannot accept paper submissions. (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

Search for your course in 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 under the "Files" tab in the "Library Reserves" folder.


Baker Reserve Project Room

The Baker-Berry Library offers a unique Project Room as part of our course reserve service. Located on the northeast side of the Reserve Corridor, the room provides:

  • Open Reserve Shelving – Students can browse all reserve material placed on a course. All Art History reserve materials are shelved here. Faculty may request to have their reserve books shelved in this room, as space permits.
  • Photocopy Room - Provides a secure copying environment within the room for non-circulating materials, containing one GreenPrint machine (copier, printer, scanner) and one overhead scanner. Both scan in color.
    • Scanning is free; scans may be sent to an email address or saved to a flashdrive.
    • To copy or print, a Dartmouth College ID or a print card, which can be bought at Baker Circulation Desk, is needed.
  • 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.
  • Several study carrels and tables for study space.

Making Reserve Materials Available in the Project Room:

  • Submit a course reserve form and indicate that the material should be housed in the Project Room. Material can be designated as non-circulating or as a 2, 4, or 24-hour loan. Reserve books shelved in this room may be used in the room or taken to the Reserve Desk for check-out; the security gate will sound as items leave the room. 

Examples of Project Room Uses:

  • Faculty placing large items on course reserve, having assignments that need more than 3 items to be consulted at once, or having assignments that benefit from students being able to consult the texts prior to check-out.
  • Faculty and students using books or journals housed in the Library Depository may set up extended campus access in the Project Room.
  • All requested microforms are held at the Baker Reserve Desk for use with the Project Room microform readers.
  • Non-circulating items can be viewed and copied/scanned in the Project Room.

Additional Material Housed in the Project Room:

There are some unique collections housed in the Project Room on the back wall shelving towards the east of the room.

  • The Staff Development Collection (SDC) is a group of resources that circulate to any Dartmouth library card holder and includes titles in the following genres:  Professional Development, Dartmouth History, Personal Development, Cultural Awareness, and Continuing Education.
  • There are some reference materials such as dictionaries and style guides available.  These items may be checked out but are due at closing.
  • All items need to be checked out at the Baker Reserve Desk upon leaving the Project Room.