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Placing Items on Reserve

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Procedures for placing items on the Reserved Collection Books:

  • Collect available books from the bookshelves (lecturer or student assistant)
  • Complete reserved list form  (also available at  Short loan desk)
  • Hand in completed form together with books to be placed at Short loan desk
  • Report any books not found on bookshelves
  • Request any item/s currently issued to be placed on hold
  • Items to be placed should be handed in 2 days prior to the date needed

Electronic Course Reserves (ECR)

  • Articles or lecture notes can be sent electronically via e mail (see particulars of ECR persons of each campus under ‘Copyright’
  • Paper copies will be scanned and connected to UJLink)
  • Paper copies for scanning should be clearly legible
  • Once connected to UJLink, students will be able to view and print all electronically available documents

One paper copy of each article or lecture notes will be placed as a master copy in case of system or power failures​


  • DALRO reporting form must be completed for each journal article or book part to be placed on ECR
  • The completed DALRO form should accompany the photocopies to be placed. Forms completed electronically can be forwarded via e-mail to the staff member at your campus:           
Thapelo Mashishi  (UJ copyright officer)
Adri van Niekerk   (APK lending)
Zakes Naledi        (DFC lending)
Richard Dunjwa (APB lending)
Lucas Dlamini     (SWC lending)

The copyright permission for any articles placed should be updated every semester

Steps to view or print documents from UJLink (library catalogue)

  • Go to library catalogue: UJLink

  • Click on Course Reserves

  • Type in name of course or lecturer

  • Click on relevant underlined title

  • Click on View or Print

  • Type in your UJ email username and password, then click on Submit

The article or lecture notes should then appear on the screen