Course Reserves Overview for Students

Course reserves are library materials and/or instructor copies that are held at one location for a particular course. While an item is on course reserve its loan period is shortened, usually to two hours, so that it can be more readily accessed by a number of students throughout the semester.

Unlike other library items, course reserves must be returned at the loaning library and may only be renewed in person with the item in hand, not by phone or online.

See the Find Course Reserves Instruction Sheet (PDF) for printable instructions on how to locate reserve items for your course.

NOTE: These instructions are intended for the libraries on campus who shelve reserves by call number. Some libraries will instead shelve reserves by title or course number.