Tulane librarians are committed to developing the information literacy skills of our patrons: recognizing when there is a need for information, what types of information are needed, and how to locate, evaluate, utilize and manage the appropriate resources.
Faculty are encouraged to request additional materials that support the curriculum in their area of expertise. These materials improve the library's general coverage and support independent student and faculty research. Requests may be made in person, by e-mail, phone or via the library website. The Library collection development manual is available online.
Request an interlibrary loan for items not owned by the Medical Library using the Interlibrary Loan form.
There is no charge for this service. It is available only for current Health Sciences Center graduate students, faculty, staff, and Tulane Hospital/Clinic employees in the New Orleans area. The Rudolph Matas Library reserves the right to limit the number of requests an individual submits in a given time period. The Library follows copyright guidelines and interlibrary loan requests in excess of “fair use” may incur copyright charges.
Please check the library catalog first to be sure the library does not own an item prior to requesting it. Articles may be supplied within several days, however print materials such as books are generally supplied by mail and may take a week or longer.
Faculty are strongly encouraged to notify the Library of all required textbook titles to be placed on reserve prior to the beginning of the semester. Textbooks are purchased by request from Faculty. They are not automatically purchased by the Library. Please notify the Library when required texts are changed.
1. Only instructors or their assistants may request item placement for Course Reserve.
2. Please submit Lists for Course Reserve in advance of the date that the materials must be ready. The Library requires at least ten days to make sure the materials are available and processed as needed. If the Library is not notified in advance the materials may be checked out and unavialable in a timely manner or may not be purchase and processed in time for the assignment.
3. If the library does not own the material requested, the instructor may provide a departmental or personal copy for reserve. Multiple copies of any item are discouraged due to space constraints. Although the library will use measures to insure the safety and security of such items, the library will not be held responsible for the loss, theft, or damage to non-library material.
4. Non-book materials (pamphlets, reprints, photocopies, etc.) are generally not kept on reserve by the Matas Library. Faculty are encouraged to use the MyTulane system to comply with copyright law. The Matas Library neither scans nor duplicates materials for student use. Final decisions regarding copyright law are left to the Library Director.
5. Print journals may not be placed on reserve.
6. Materials borrowed from another library may not be placed on reserve.
7. When the course is over, non-library material may be picked up by instructors or may be returned to them through campus mail. Library material will be taken off reserve and returned to the stacks. In either case, statistics on usage of reserve items will be sent to the course instructor whenever possible.
These books have been posted on the SOPHE and/or HEDIR bookstores
These books have been posted on the SOPHE and/or HEDIR bookstores.