Q. How do I access Course Reserve materials?


How do I access Course Reserves?
From the library homepage, select Course Reserves from the search options. Now, search by title, course code (e.g. ENVS 10A), professor's name, or course name (e.g. Ecology). To check the item out, take the call number (see image below) to the Library Service Desk on the 1st floor where the Course Reserve material is held.

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How long can I check out a book on Course Reserve?
Items are designated by faculty for a 2-hour, 24-hour, 3-day, or 1-week loan period. For more information, see our Loan Periods Policy.
Note: All Course Reserve items must be returned directly to the Library Service Desk.

Can I check a 2-hour Course Reserve book/media out overnight?
Course Reserve books with a 2-hour checkout can be checked out overnight, if checked out 2 hours or less before the Library closes. Media Reserve items with a 2-hour checkout cannot be checked out overnight.

Books that go out overnight Sunday – Friday are due back the next morning at 9:00 a.m. Books checked out on Saturday are due back at Noon the next day.

Is there a limit on how many Course Reserve items I can borrow?
Yes, you can have two (2) items at a time. For more information, see our Loan Periods Policy.

Where do I return a Course Reserve item?
Return all items to the 1st floor Library Service Desk. Items returned to the Library book drop locations other than the drop at the Library Service Desk and after hours book drop may be subject to fines.

Can I place a hold on a Course Reserve item?
No, due to the high volume of users, holds cannot be placed on items in Course Reserves.

Can I renew a Course Reserve item?
Material may be renewed, in person only, as long as there is a second copy on shelf. Otherwise there is a 15 minute wait time to allow other students in the course access to the material.

  • Last Updated Nov 05, 2018
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  • Answered By Suzanna Conrad

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