To put readings on electronic reserve at PSEL, instructors in the Bush School or the Departments of Political Science, Economics, International Affairs or Public Service and Administration can simply send an email request to our Reserves Coordinator, Megan Hirschman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the PSEL desk (email@example.com).
They can login to electronic reserves to see their current and previous course readings: https://reserves.library.tamu.edu/ares/logon.asp
The Policy Sciences & Economics Library makes an effort to put textbooks used in the departments it serves on reserve. This may occur by request from the instructor, working from the syllabus or through other efforts. We do not always receive a textbook list from the departments, so if you want your books on reserve, please notify us.
This allows students access to the textbook for a limited time (4 hours and to be returned to PSEL during its hours of operation) and students are allowed to take it out of the library.
The Libraries have some textbooks but we do not have copies of all textbooks used at A&M. We make limited purchases of textbooks and place them on Course Reserve so all students in the class will have access to the books. Sometimes textbooks may also be found in our general collection.
Search for textbooks in our online catalogs:
You may also request to borrow the textbook from another library using the Get It For Me service.
Instructors can also request to have videos owned by the Texas A&M University Libraries on the streaming service called MediaMatrix. For instructors in Departments served by PSEL, they can either make a request online at http://library.tamu.edu/services/service_request_forms/media_matrix_request.php or they can send an email to our Reserves Coordinator, Megan Hirschman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the PSEL desk (email@example.com).
The Libraries have developed a copyright policy for reserves, consistent with educational fair use, that takes 2 factors into account for making course readings available electronically: