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What Are Reserves?

Instructors can place materials on reserve in the library in order to make them readily available to students in their classes. Reserve items may be print materials, audiovisual materials, or computer programs. Most reserve materials do not leave the library; however, instructors can choose any loan period that they feel is necessary in order for their students to complete a particular assignment.

How Do I Check Out Items That Are On Reserve for My Class?

  • Reserve materials are located behind the Circulation Desk.
  • Your library card is required for you to check out any Library materials. All reserve items must be checked out for you to use them.
  • The instructor determines the loan period, which may include overnight, 3-days, or 1-week.
  • Please have title, course name, and course number when requesting a reserve item.
  • Please keep any notebook pages in order and please do not "borrow" pages. Inform your instructor if any notebook pages are missing, damaged, or incomplete.

What Items Does My Instructor Have On Reserve?

  • Go the online library catalog.
  • Click on "Reserve Desk"
  • You can search by instructor's name, course number, or course name.

Instructor's Name = John Smith
Course Number = ENG 113
Course Name = Expository Writing

  • Type your instructor's last name, course number or course name in the text box beside "SEARCH FOR."
  • Click the button below the text box that describes the type of search you typed. For example, if you typed an instructor's name, you would then click the button labeled "Look up items on reserve by instructor."
  • You will then see a list of instructors and/or course names and numbers. Click on your instructor's name, course name or number to see a list of the items that have placed on reserve for that class.