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Course Reserves


You can find material placed on reserve through the Course Reserves List  by searching either the course number or the instructor name.

What are course reserves?

Course reserves are books, articles, DVDs, and other items placed on reserve by the faculty for student use. These are usually high demand or required reading material. Course reserves are located at the Circulation Desk.

How to borrow course reserves?

  • Search Course Reserves by the course number and section (e.g., SO 1001A) or instructor's name (e.g., John Smith). 
  • Request the items at the Circulation Desk by their call number. 
  • All patrons can check out up to five (5) course reserves for 2-hour use in the library or 2-day loan.

How to place items on reserve?

Faculty who wish to place items on reserve should fill out an online Course Reserves Request Form  for each item.  Library owned items will be collected by the library staff – you only need to submit your online requests and/or bring to the Circulation desk your personal copies.  Please submit your requests for Course Reserves at least three (3) days before you assign it to your students. This will give us enough time to recall any items that are checked out.

Personal copies will be labeled and made security sensitive.  All personal copies will be returned by campus mail after the end of the semester unless other arrangements have been made.


When completing the form please observe the following:

  • Indicate the title of the item to be placed on reserve, the way you wish your students to retrieve it. Once you enter the basic item information, you should select "format" and fill in as many fields as possible from the pre-determined template form. The library staff will edit and finalize it as needed.
  • If the item is not needed for the whole term, specify the date by which it should be removed. You can also divide material in categories (folders) under a title (e.g. material for course project / material for weeks 2-5).
  • For photocopies of book chapters or journal articles, you need to provide full bibliographic information (the original source). The library needs at least one copy for use in the library (2-hour loan). An additional copy may be added for use outside the library (2-day loan).
  • Material in Greek needs to be cleared through the department heads.

Continue using the same material in following semesters

If your course has been offered previously and you wish to use the same materials, please let us know and we can roll over the materials to the next semester.  Reactivation requests should be submitted via email to [email protected]. Please include the following information:

  • Course Title
  • Course Number
  • Year and semester of current course

You may only reactivate the course reserves list of your most recently taught semester.  If your course reserves list has not changed, please indicate that we should reactivate the entire list.  To reactivate or omit selected items, please provide us with updated information.