Reserves are materials that your instructor has asked the library to set aside for the use of his or her classes. Reserve items have a shortened loan period so that everyone in the class has the opportunity to access them. Books, articles, and videos may all be placed on reserve.
To find location information for book and media materials, search the library catalog.
Using the call number listed for the item, ask the staff member at the Circulation desk at the appropriate library to pull the book from the Reserves shelf for you. You will be allowed to check out the material for 2 hours, 4 hours, 1 day, 2 days, or 7 days (as specified by your instructor). Reserves may not be renewed and are fined at a rate of 25¢ per hour. Return them to the staff member at the desk, not in the book drop.
Electronic Reserve (e-Reserves) allows access to scanned reserve materials online. Access is password-protected for the students in your class only. Adobe Reader is required to view electronic reserves.
To access electronic reserves, follow steps 1-4 above, then:
Items on electronic course reserve are copyrighted and their contents may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download or email articles for individual use.