About Our Course Reserves

Course Reserves are textbooks and other required course materials that can be found at the library and check out on short-term loans. You can find a list of this term’s Course Reserves here,  or by stopping by the Front Desk to speak with a staff member to see what is available.

Not all instructors place materials on reserve; if you are looking for a textbook that isn't on reserve, let us know what class and the library director can reach out to the instructor with more information on creating a reserve text.

Some classroom texts are also available as eBooks. Be sure to check our online catalog if you'd like to see about eBook availability.

Course Reserves Checkout Policies

Checkout periods for course reserves are generally 3 hours or 1 day, dependant on how many copies we have available. Hourly circulating items can be checked out overnight if they are checked out within 3 hours of the library’s closing time, and will be due back at opening the next day the library is open.

Course reserves are first come, first serve, and can't be recalled or requested. If more copies of a title aren't available, patrons wishing to use the same material more than once in a day must wait 15 minutes between checkouts for 3 hour loans, or 1 day for 1 or 2 day loans to allow others access.

Course Reserves for Instructors

Want to make a textbook available for students to check out at the library?

Visit Instructor's Guide to Course Reserves