The OSU Cascades-Library is making course reserves available digitally through the library catalog, 1Search.

Things to Know:

  • The whole book might not be scanned: We scan only the sections of the books required for a class.

  • Only one user may view a book at a time: We can share electronic copies in a 1:1 ratio to what is owned in print. In some rare cases, we may own more than one print copy - in those instances, we will increase the number of viewers allowed.

  • You cannot download PDFs from the viewer: We can make an electronic copy available to view, but we cannot share the downloaded PDFs any further. If you need a PDF copy for any sort of accessibility reason, please let us know (email and we will help.

  • If you find the course reserve you are looking for but are unable to view it, it may be because someone else is already viewing it! Check back in 30 minutes to see if they are done using it or contact the library front desk for help.

About Our Course Reserves

Course Reserves are textbooks that can be found at the Library Front Desk and check out for varying time periods. You can find a list of this term’s Course Reserves through FirstSearch, on our Course Reserve page, or by stopping by the Front Desk to speak with a staff member to see what is available.

Do you have current textbooks that you don't need anymore? We accept donations of current textbooks!

Course Reserves Checkout Policies

Checkout periods for course reserves are 3 hours, 1 day, or 2 days, 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