The library supports the Msc curriculum by providing access to at least the "essential readings" of works on the course syllabi. If only print resources are available, staff will shorten the loan periods of such materials based on the number of available copies, number of students in the class and duration of class. In some circumstances, materials will be made library use only to ensure every student in the class has a chance to peruse the work and copy or scan the needed portions (but not a whole book). If a book needed for shortloans is checked out, the library staff will recall it ahead of the due date and the student in possession is expected to return it as soon as possible. Failure to do so could result in a fine.
In preference to short loans, the library will provide links from the course readings pages to full-text resources when available, or will scan a print article or portions of a book. "E-reserves" are accessible only from campus. Off campus users will be prompted to authenticate with the proxy server.
In order to ensure that library curriculum support is working optimally, professors or their faculty assistants should monitor the library's course readings page, and notify the library staff of changes in the course readings. E-content can usually be readied in a week. Purchase of print materials could require up to three weeks (just to be safe).
From anywhere on the library web site, you can click "MSc readings" on the top menu and select your course reading by specialization or term. The current guides are: