Course Reserves

Course reserve items are required or recommended readings or films shared by all members of a class. These items can be found at the circulation desk.

  • Patrons must have their OneCards in order to check out reserve items.
  • Reserve items have short loan periods to insure that all students in the class have equal access.
  • All items are available on a first come, first serve basis, and they cannot be requested for pick up on the hold shelf.

What Is on Reserve?

You can search for course reserve materials through Catalyst, our library catalog. You can search course materials by keyword, title, author, class by course name/number (ARTH 100), or instructor.

Professors provide reading materials on Moodle.

Loan Periods

Type of Material Students Faculty
2-Hour Print Reserves 2 hours*
Overdue fine: $2/hour, $15 max
2 days
Max: 4 days
4-Hour Media Reserves 4 hours*
Overdue fine: $2/hour, $15 max
2 days
Max: 4 days
2-Day Print Reserves 2 days
Max: 4 days
2 days
Max: 4 days

*If checked out late enough (within 2 hours of closing for 2-hour print reserves and within 4 hours of closing for 4-hour media reserves), patrons can keep item overnight and return it by the opening of the library the next day.

Returning Materials

Designated return areas for reserve are:

  • the Circulation/Reserve Desk
  • the book return bin at the front door for after-hours return

You are responsible for the timely return of all materials, whether or not you receive any reminder or overdue notices from the Library.


Brenda Hellen is the Reserves Specialist, and she can be reached at and 507-222-4257.