Reserves

EReserves Access Guidelines

Deadlines

Deadlines for submission of reserve requests:

  • Intersession 2015: December 8, 2014
  • Spring 2015: December 8, 2014

Reserve Policy

Contact

Reserves:
reserves@jhu.edu

Abby Collier
Reserves Supervisor
acollier@jhu.edu
410-516-8377

Reserve Services

Instructors of courses based at the Homewood Schools in all academic divisions may request reserve access for materials in electronic and print formats. Electronic materials for a course may be accessed by registered students. Books and videos are housed in closed stack areas in the Eisenhower Library or the Homewood Library where the course is based; they are available during hours of operation to borrowers with a valid J-Card or other JHU ID.

Electronic Reserves

Users may access electronic readings for courses in which they are enrolled at https://ares.library.jhu.edu/shib/ For courses using Blackboard, a link will be established from the course site to the course readings at Reserves' site.

Note to users from the School of Education: Links to course readings are also established from the ELC course sites.

If you encounter access problems, the following guidelines may help:

  • preferred browsers: Firefox or Chrome. Avoid Internet Explorer and Safari (Mac users should install FF or Chrome and make it their default browser).
  • myProfile: users' profiles at my.jh.edu should include a campus selection (at the bottom of the profile page); no selection or an offsite selection will exclude access to the databases. Homewood is a good choice. Profiles should also include an affiliation (ex. student); to find affiliation under myProfile, select the tab called student information (students) or University (faculty). Missing affiliation information should be referred to administrative staff in the user's academic division; for details about names and contact information, contact Abby Collier at reserves@jhu.edu.
  • avoid accessing ereserves through Portal (my.jh.edu); the Portal access path does not create reliable entry to the journal and ebook databases.
  • accessing from home is preferable to work pcs. Some workplace firewalls are restrictive.

If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, you may obtain a free copy of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe web site.