Required and recommended course reading material is placed on Course Reserves upon instructor request. Doing so maximizes access to these high use items and minimizes the materials that must be student-purchased. Materials that may be on reserve for a class include textbooks, articles, lecture notes, case studies, previous exams, and other supplementary readings. Media Booking is also available, and enables instructors to reserve library media for specific times.
Course Reserves materials may be borrowed from the Shields Library and Carlson Health Sciences Library Circulation Desks. The Blaisdell Medical Library also offers a self-serve Reserves collection for the benefit of School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and other Health Sciences graduate groups. Check the availability of materials via course (ex., LIB 101), instructor, or title through the Course Reserves Search. Please note that the space between the department code and course number is required.
At Shields Library, please bring a completed call number slip to the Circulation Desk in order to borrow Course Reserves materials. A Student ID, Employee ID, or a validated library card is required to borrow materials.
Course Reserves materials have limited loan periods of 2-hours to 1-day. BML Reserves materials have limited loan periods and permissions of 2-hours to 4-weeks. Reserves materials with an hourly loan period may be borrowed overnight if the normal due date/time falls during hours that the library is closed; these materials will due back the following day, one hour after opening.
All Reserves materials accrue overdue fines if not returned on time.
Requests may be placed on Course Reserves materials that are checked out. Users will be notified once the material becomes available. 2- and 4-hour Course Reserves items will be held for 30 minutes only.