Q. How do I access Course Reserves?


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 10 A), professor's name, or course name (e.g. Ecology). Take the call number (see image below) to the 1st floor User Services or Library Media Center desk where the Course Reserves material is held.

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How long can I check out a book on Course Reserves?
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 Reserves items must be returned directly to User Services or the Library Media Center.

Can I check a 2-hour Course Reserves book/media out overnight?
Course Reserves books with a 2-hour checkout can be checked out overnight, if checked out 2 hours or less before the Library closes. Media Reserves 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 Reserves I can borrow?
Yes, you can have two items at a time. For more information, see our Checkout & Overdue Fine Policy.

Where do I return a Course Reserves item?
Return all items to the User Services or Library Media Center desk.  Items returned to the Library book drop locations other than the drop at the User Services or Library Media Center desk and after hours book drop may be subject to fines.

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

Can I renew a Course Reserves 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 May 23, 2018
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  • Answered By Suzanna Conrad

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