Request Form

A separate online form should be submitted for each class. Incomplete or incorrect applications may significantly delay the processing of reserve requests.

Processing Time

Requests are processed on a first come, first served basis.

Library staff will do their best to process all reserve requests in a timely manner. Please allow up to 1 week for reserve materials to be processed.

Circulation Periods

Items placed on reserve can be circulated for 3 hours, 1 day, or 2 days.

It is recommended that at least 2 copies of required materials be made available to reserves for classes with 20 or more students.

If items are checked out within 3 hours of closing, the item will be due the following open day at opening. So, if an item is checked out Friday within 3 hours of closing, it would be due Monday at opening.

Material Types

Material that is owned by OSU Libraries or the instructor may be placed on course reserve.

A reserve purchase request may be submitted via the course reserves request form for material not owned by OSU Libraries or the instructor. Instructor will be notified either with material has been placed on course reserve or if the request was denied.


Articles should be embedded in course Canvas pages. For help with Canvas visit our "Canvas FAQ for Faculty" page.

Photocopied Materials

All copyrighted materials placed on reserve must conform to copyright law. A signature is required to show compliance with this law. For more information about copyright clearance for coursepacks sold through the bookstore, visit the OSU Copyright Center.

Video Reservation Requests

Library owned videos may be placed on reserve for multiple classes at a time. If you are planning to use the video on a specific date, make an advanced reservation to ensure the item's availability.

Video reservations for classroom use can be made using the online Course Reserve Request Form or by an instructor using the library catalog. When using the online form, note in the comments field the date and times you need the video. Requested videos will be placed on reserve for student viewing and held for you on the requested dates for in-classroom viewing. As with other reserve items, please allow one week for processing time.

Current Reserve Items

Students can ask for reserve items at the circulation desk by course number, course title, instructor's name, or title of the book.

To view a current listing of your reserve items, please visit the course reserves main page. For current availability, please visit 1Search and search by course number, course title, instructor's name, or title of the book.

Tip: Include Bend when searching for your course to see Cascades items (ie. Bend COMM 321).

Instructors may elect to add or remove items from reserve at any time.

All reserve items not specifically requested for another term are removed from reserves at the end of the term. Personal copies are returned to instructors or may be picked up from the Library. 

If you would like to extend a course reserve listing into the following term, please contact us before the end of the current term.

Syllabus Blurb

Please feel free to use the following information in your syllabus, and edit as needed.

There is a copy of the textbook for this course on reserve in the OSU-Cascades Library (Tykeson Hall, Room 202). To borrow the textbook, bring picture ID, and let the person at the library desk know you need the textbook for this class (e.g. COMM 101, BA 352, etc.). Visit the library or check online to learn the checkout length for this textbook. Remember, textbooks are available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please see the library's course reserve webpage: