Faculty Teaching Resources and Services

Course Resources

Research Skills Training for your students (Email).  Please use this email address to setup a basic legal research training.

Library Tours tailored to your course (Email).  Please use this email address to setup a tailored legal research training in your area of law.

Copyright Guidelines.  Examples and explanations for best Copyright Law Practices.

To place materials on course reserve:

Fill out our course reserve request form. You can provide citations for your textbooks or simply copy and paste a link from the library catalog.

For past exams, attach PDF files of your previous exams to lrccirc@sandiego.edu. Provide us with the course title, semester and year, and your name. Please allow two business days for processing.

Course Reserve FAQs

What if the library does not own the item I would like to put on reserve?

If the LRC does not own the item, you may provide your personal copy.  Mark it with your name and the course title and just have it delivered to the circulation desk. Your copy will be barcoded, labeled with a call number and it will be returned to you when it is taken off reserve. If you are unable to provide a copy, the LRC will attempt to order one.

What are the loan periods for physical reserve materials?

Faculty may choose, whether to circulate reserve items for 3 hours or for 24 hours.

How long will physical materials stay on reserve?

Physical reserve materials are taken off reserve at the end of each semester, unless otherwise requested by the instructor.

When should I submit my course reserve request?

Requests are accepted at any time, but to ensure that materials are available for the first day of classes, please submit your request two weeks prior to a new semester. Please allow two business days for processing.

How do I put an item on electronic course reserve? My students cannot access electronic reserves.  What is the problem?

All electronic reserves are password protected at the course level. When you submit a request for e-reserves, we will ask you to send an email with your PDF file(s) attached to lrccirc@sandiego.edu and to provide a password for your course. Library staff will not give the password out to students; they must get it from you. If students are still having access issues, please direct them to the circulation desk for help.

What are the copyright policies for electronic reserves?

All instructors are responsible for ensuring that materials they are placing on electronic course reserves are in compliance with university’s copyright policy.


Pardee Legal Research Center
Pardee Legal Research Center
Main: (619) 260-4542
Reference: (619) 260-4612
Fax: (619) 260-4616


Please refer to Current Hours of Operation under General Information for a comprehensive schedule of Library and Reference Desk hours.

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