In-Library Reserves

Placing items on reserve for your students

Faculty may place items on in-library reserve using either of the following methods:


  1. Submit your request 
  2. Submit a list of reserve items along with: faculty name, course title, course #, loan period (see below for examples of loan periods) to the Circulation Desk.

General information:


  • Access Services staff process each course reserve request in the order received.
  • Requested items are usually ready to circulate within five working days.
  • Please submit each request as far in advance of each term's start as possible.
  • Materials remain on reserve for the duration of the current term after which they will be returned to the collection or to you if we've added one or more of your personal items. 
  • The library will not store instructors' personal copies for use in a future course so instructors must collect their personal copies at the end of the current term.


Materials for reserve may include:


  • Books shelved at the library
  • Personal copies owned by instructors
    Note: The library does not assume responsibility for loss or damage.
  • Reprints of articles or book chapters in compliance with copyright law
    See copyright and fair use guidelines for more information
  • Videos, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, LPs 
    Listening/viewing rooms are available in the library

Materials that may not be on reserve are:


  • Books owned by other libraries
  • Reference books shelved at the library
  • Bound periodicals or individual periodicals shelved at the library

Loan periods

  • In library use only - 2 hour or 3 hour 
    Recommended for AV material
  • Check out: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, or 14 day(s)

Extending loan periods

Students requesting extended loan periods must submit an instructor's written authorization at the time of checkout.