Course Reserves

Items placed on Course Reserve by a faculty member can be found at the Library Learning Commons desk. Please see staff for assistance and to borrow a Reserve item.

What are Course Reserves?

  • Course Reserves allow instructors to distribute supplementary reading materials while following copyright requirements
  • Shorter loan periods enable fair and equal access to high-demand materials
  • Loan periods for all reserves are 5 hours
  • Up to 3 reserves may be checked out at the same time

How to find Course Reserves

  • Search for course reserve in Page 1+ (select the filter for ‘Held by Library’ under ‘Availability’)
  • Find the call number (one of two formats)
    • Regular call number, e.g., HM716 .B56 2005
    • Reserves call number, e.g., XB0103
  •  At the Library Learning Commons desk, give staff this unique call number to locate the item
  • Use your FANcard to borrow the Course Reserve (loan period specified on the item)


Course Reserves that are 7 days overdue are declared lost and are billed for replacement. Items declared lost are invoiced a $125 default replacement charge.

For more information regarding charges and policies, visit the Library Learning Commons’ Loan Policies page.