Reserves Services

The Health Sciences Libraries Reserves Services provides access to course materials, campus publications, and materials with special borrowing restrictions.

Student Information

Reserves Catalog Locate and request Reserves materials.
Circulation Policies Information regarding borrowing, renewing, returning and requesting Reserves material.
Fine Rate & Replacement Billing Information regarding overdue charges

Instructor Information

Submit Course Reserves List

Placing Materials on Course Reserves

To ensure Reserves readings are available to students by the beginning of classes, booklists should be received four weeks prior to the start of classes.

Booklists received after this deadline may take up to three weeks to process due to peak workload constraints and delays in retrieving loaned material or purchasing new material.

If the library does not own the requested material, a collection development librarian will review the requested material for possible purchase and addition to the collection. However, the library cannot guarantee that the items will be purchased or a date by which they will be available for use.

Personal Copy Materials

Instructors may choose to place personally-owned textbooks and other materials on Course Reserves.

Photocopied material submitted to Reserves must comply with the University's Copyright Policy (Policy and Procedure manual sections 250-01 and 250-03) specifically as it pertains to Reserve collections and must be accompanied by the Certification regarding Instructional Use of Copyrighted Material Form .

Reserve Services will accept a previously submitted photocopied item only if:

  1. The instructor receives permission to use the material from the rights-holder -or-
  2. The library has blanket permission to use articles from the journal. Please consult the Copyright Clearance Center Database

Please direct questions regarding booklists, personal copies, Library Copyright policy, and electronic reserves to the Reserves Assistant at (530) 752‑1216. If you prefer, you may send comments or questions to

Contact Reserves

Carlson Health Sciences Library (530) 752‑1216
Blaisdell Medical Library (916) 734‑3529