The Reserve database was once available only in crumbling binders on the Reserves circulation desk, where only one person at a time could consult it. Now, anyone with Web access can check Reserve lists from their own terminal. Faculty may check the status of lists for the current semester by going to the online Butler Reserves Database and clicking either on Professor's Name or Course Number. The database may also be searched by Author or Title.
At present, only information for the semester currently on-going may be searched on-line. (We are hoping that in the future faculty may, for example, search their upcoming Fall lists during the Summer semester.)
In the list for each class, faculty may see how many copies are available, when and how many copies have been ordered, what titles are out of print, or what titles are available on reserve at other Columbia Libraries.