The AOK Library is now fully open. More can be found at myUMBC.
The AOK Library is now using Blackboard (Bb) to make course materials available through physical and electronic Course Reserves. Please log into Bb and click on the Library Reserves link under the Course Content or Course Materials section of your course to view the materials your instructor has placed on reserve for your class.
Items available electronically simply means you can read, view, or listen to them from your device. If the item is a physical copy of a book, CD or DVD, it is available in house at the library. Loan periods for items available at the library vary from 3 hours to 7 days depending on the item. Please stop by the Check-Out desk with your UMBC ID card and the call number of the item(s) you wish to borrow.
Questions? Contact your instructor or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-455-2354.
The AOK Library is now using Blackboard (Bb) to make course materials available through physical and electronic Course Reserves. Submit all course reserves requests directly from your course site in Bb.
Information on submitting materials for course reserves can be found on our instructor’s guide page.
Questions? Email email@example.com, call 410-455-2354 or stop by the Check-Out desk at the Library.
UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and visitors. If you have difficulties accessing any of the materials on our site, please contact us so that we can provide an alternative format and remedy any accessibility challenges.
We strongly encourage all instructors to consider accessibility when choosing course materials. For example:
For additional information on how to check if your documents are accessible:
Items on reserve that have been scanned from our collection or linked from our databases should be accessible. If there are problems with any of these materials, please let us know.
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Submit all course reserves requests directly from your course site in Bb.
Requests for course reserve materials should be submitted at least two weeks before students will need them for class. If the AOK Library does not own an item, or if the item is currently on loan, please allow additional time for ordering and processing.
Before submitting content for ereserves, please review our copyright policy.
Course reserve material in electronic format will become available immediately upon submission, providing they do not require obtaining copyright permission and your course available dates are in effect. For articles and streaming content, we strongly encourage you to use sources to which the library subscribes. Requests that require library staff to scan materials may have a longer turnaround time.
Things you can do to help our staff process reserves faster:
You may place items from the AOK Library's general collection on course reserves with a loan period ranging from three (3) hours to seven (7) days. Books borrowed from other libraries cannot be placed on course reserves.
Library staff are willing to pull items from the stacks to place on reserve, but this involves extra steps that will increase processing time. Things you can do to help our staff process reserves faster:
The media collection is located on the second floor of the library. You may place items from the AOK Library media collection on course reserves with a loan period ranging from three (3) hours to seven (7) days.
For questions about course reserves, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-455-2354.