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Course Reserves Information for Students

Search for items on course reserve

Book Reserves

Use the search bar above to look up physical books. You can search by the book’s title, the professor’s last name, or the course number (e.g. ENGL-250-01). If you want to check out an item(s) on reserve, write down the call number(s) and bring them to the Circulation Desk. Please note, this search bar does not link to E-reserves or Media reserves, it is for physical books on reserve search only.

Students may borrow up to three reserve items at one time.

Reserve items are available on a first come, first served basis. Reserve items cannot be held, recalled, or renewed.

Overdue Fines for Reserve Materials

  • 2 hour, 4 hour and 24 hour reserve books $1.00 for the first hour overdue, $0.50 for each additional hour
  • 3 day reserve books $2.00 for the first day overdue, $1.00 for each additional day

A replacement fee of $200.00 will be assessed after a reserve item is 4 days overdue. This amount will be adjusted to $40.00 if the item is returned after 4 days.

To avoid fines and to be considerate of other students, please return reserve readings on time.

Electronic Reserves

Electronic Reserves are not housed on the Library’s webpage but in the respective course’s Canvas. Access Services provides professors with PDFs of requested book chapters and journal articles. Many professors post these PDFs directly to the course’s Canvas though the faculty member may distribute them in other manners. 

Media Reserves

Most Media Reserves are not housed on the Library’s webpage but in the respective course’s Canvas. Access Services provides streaming media to Canvas via Sharestream. 

When possible, Access provides streaming media via a licensed distributor (e.g. Kanopy). In these instances, Access provides the faculty member with the permalink to HoyaSearch where that media can be accessed from the Library webpage. Most professors post this permalink to Canvas, but media housed on the Library website can be accessed directly from the website.