In preparation for the spring 2021 semester, the Hostos Library Reserves Unit is seeking active input from teaching faculty to identify required textbook readings and resources to facilitate student access to these materials.
Student success is contingent upon access to required course materials. The Library’s Reserve collection primarily consists of print copies of required textbooks, which students must access by physically visiting the Library. Hostos students faced daily challenges accessing textbooks, even before the pandemic. At this time of remote learning and continued closure of the college, the challenge is even greater.
As a courtesy, the Reserves unit is providing scanned copies of required textbook readings to teaching faculty for posting to their online platform; thereby, providing access to required materials for enrolled students. We feel that this is the best solution to help students given that:
To help your students access required materials, please submit the Reserve Textbook Scanning Request Form. Please allow up to five (5) days for processing. All submissions must comply with copyright law and fair use principles.
**If the text is not already owned by the Library, an order will be submitted for purchase. However, we cannot promise or guarantee when or if the item will arrive in time to be processed for the course.**
Please send any inquiries to Mrs. Santa Ojeda, Reserves Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.