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Course Reserves

Course Reserves for Students

Course Reserves offer students free access to course materials and textbooks that have been provided by instructors for a limited time. 

Course Reserves are available in two formats:

  • Physical Course Reserves can be accessed at the Library's Circulation Desk on the first floor.
  • E-Reserves can be accessed online.

Your instructor will let you know if they have course materials available via physical course reserves of e-reserves.

Find E-Reserves

Electronic Reserves are digital materials (PDFs, e-book chapters, e-journal articles, etc.) that can be searched, linked, and downloaded through the Library's e-reserves system. Some instructors make e-reserves available directly through your course site in Brightspace. 

Go to the E-Reserves Search page to search for your electronic course reserves.

Note: E-Reserves are time-limited, so only the current semester courses with electronic reserves will be available.

Find Physical Course Reserves

STEP 1: Search for your instructor's last name in the Course Reserves Catalog to search for your course reserves. For best results, search by instructor's last name only. Then, in the results, click on the correct instructor name.

STEP 2: Note the call number of the course reserve item.

STEP 3: Request the course reserve item (using the call number) at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library.

*Important: Make sure you know the reserve time limit and whether the item is allowed out of the library so you can avoid late fines:

  • 4-hour reserves are NOT allowed out of the library

  • 1, 2, and 4-day reserves are allowed to be taken home for the reserve period


Reserve Item Fines

Late Fines

The library charges a late fine on reserve materials. Due to the importance and time-sensitive nature of physical reserves to the curriculum, fines are non-negotiable. 

The fines are as follows: 

  • 4-hour reserve late fine: $1.00 per hour, per item. 

    • 4-hour reserves are for in library use only. If the student removes the book from the library/keeps it overnight the student will be contacted and asked to return the item immediately.

  • All other reserves late fines: $5.00 per day, per item. 

Damage Fines

There are also fines for damaged materials, which will be assessed per item.