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Course Reserves is a vital student resource that sets aside course materials at the library and allows students to borrow course material for free. This allows students broad access to the materials needed to be successful in their courses. Maximizing access to these high use items minimizes the materials that must be student-purchased each quarter and increases engagement. Instructors may choose to place books, media, articles, and more onto Course Reserves.

Instructors: Please use the special Course Reserves for Instructors webpages created with information just for you!

Course Reserves reading lists reside on their Canvas course site. If your instructor created a reading list for the course, you’ll be able to access it by selecting “Reading List” from the left-side navigation bar. If “Reading List” doesn’t automatically appear in this bar, you may add it in your Canvas settings. If your instructor hasn’t created a reading list yet, please let library staff know and we will contact the instructor. Better yet, ask them yourself! Instructors are far more likely to create a reading list when they hear directly from their students.

If you don’t have access to the Canvas course site, you may also check the library catalog. You’re able to check the Course Reserves collection by course, instructor name, or book title or author.

Your Course Reserves reading list in Canvas is much more than a simple list. It is a dynamic took that allows you to interact with the library and other students in your course.

Use the standard view of the reading list to see required or recommended readings and find call numbers needed for borrowing materials.

Click on an individual citation to open an expanded view of that title. You’ll be able to see if there are copies currently available and the due dates/times of any copies that are checked out, link to electronic holdings, and place a request if all copies are checked out. You’ll be able to “Like” titles that you found helpful and participate in a “Student Discussion” if you want.

Course Reserves materials may be borrowed from the Shields Library Circulation Desk.  The Carlson Health Sciences Library and Blaisdell Medical Library offer a self-serve Reserves collection for the benefit of School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and other Health Sciences graduate groups.

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.

Course Reserves materials are in high-demand and your fellow students rely on access to these materials. Therefore, all Reserves materials accrue overdue fines if not returned on time.

Recalls 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.

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