Course Reserves

Student at Public Services Desk

Reserves are supplemental course materials placed on hold by instructors and are located behind the Public Services desk, where, upon request, a member of the library staff will retrieve it for you. For quick and easy help when requesting a reserve, please provide the title and your instructor's name. Have your Rambler card available for checkout.

Reserves can be searched in the Max Online Catalog. Click on the Course Reserve tab to search by Instructor, Department, Course, or Section. If a Reserve appears in Max, be sure to ask at the Public Services desk if the item is currently on Reserve.

Loan Periods

Loan periods vary, depending on the type of material and on the instuctor's pre-assigned time periods. The types of reserves are:

Please be aware that, due to the demand on Reserves, fines are considerably higher than for regular library materials. Fines are subject to change and will be posted at the Public Services desk.


The Library accepts a variety of material for Reserve circulation, including books from the collection; instructors' books and other materials; photocopied articles; and audio or visual materials. There are a variety of loan periods: one-hour, two-hour, four-hour and one, two, four, seven, or fourteen days.

To help us serve you better, please observe the following guidelines: