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Reserve Guidelines

2021 Reserves

Due to issues around campus access and public health, the libraries will not put print books or DVDs on reserve for use in the library in 2021. We remain committed to making information available to classes through other means. 

  1. Electronic articles and ebooks: Library staff can assist with embedding links to electronic articles and ebooks in the LMS. Instructions can be found here: 
  2. Print articles: To request a scan of an article from our print periodicals, click on the "Request a PDF Scan" button on the periodical's record in the library catalog. Library staff will scan the article and deliver it to your Pratt email within 3 business days.
  3. Print books: To request a scan of a book chapter from our print collection, click on the "Request a PDF Scan" button on the book's record in the library catalog. If you do not know what chapter you need scanned, you can request the table of contents or index. Library staff will scan the chapter and deliver it to your Pratt email within 3 business days. If a required book is not available in electronic editions, we can make an exception to scan multiple chapters or entire books, following Pratt Institute’s statement of Copyright and Fair Use during COVID-19
  4. Video content: We are making as many titles as we can available through our streaming video collections and links to these videos can be embedded in the LMS. In cases where the Library has a DVD but we are unable to make the title available on streaming, we can create video clips and post them to PrattTalks or faculty can borrow the DVDs directly from the Library. Requesting new titles or clips will require a two week turnaround. For more information, contact


Your departmental liaison librarian is ready to help you locate electronic versions of course materials, or to assist with strategizing other options to provide the materials you need to teach effectively.  Contact information for our liaison librarians can be found here.  

Email any questions about library services to and we will be glad to assist.