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Terrell Main Library

8am - 5:30pm

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2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Mary Church Terrell Main Library
148 W College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545


The main visitor lot is the east Service Building lot, and the south row of the Carnegie Building lot for visitors to offices within that building.

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Reserve Procedures

Copyright Guidelines

Instructors are responsible for insuring copyright compliance. See our Copyright Policy for Library Course Reserves for more information.

Electronic Reserve (via Blackboard)

For books and films, search OBIS to see if an ebook or streaming copy is available. If we need to scan a print copy, you may either submit a reserve list using the form below, or email a reserve list directly from OBIS to 

  • Search for the item you wish to place on reserve in OBIS.
  • Select and display the full record
  • Click on the Add to Folder button; repeat the process for all the items you want for a single course
  • When you've finished searching, click on the View Folder button
    • You can review the list at this point and remove items if necessary
    • If you want to add more items, use the Previous Screen button to return to a search page
  • Choose Full Display under Format of List - this ensures the call numbers will be included in the list
  • Choose the E-mail option and enter
  • Change the Subject: to Reserve list for [Department] [course number]; e.g. Reserve list for POLT 101
  • If you wish to add notes to the list, email it to yourself first, edit it, and then forward to 

For journal articles, search the Journal Finder to see if we have electronic access (via JSTOR, OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center, etc.) from a licensed for openly accessible source. Such links are preferable to locally scanned copies as the quality of images is greater, and the question of copyright is more clearly settled.

If electronic access is not available from another source the Library will scan readings for reserve purposes

The library will place your digital reserve requests in a Box folder and provide a link to the folder. Adding the link to your Blackboard course will help students to find the material. Note that access to the material via the link will expire at the end of the semester.

Order Items for Course Reserve