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Course Reserves

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What Are Course Reserves?

Course Reserves are a collection of books specially selected by instructors that check out for a different loan period than the regular collection. If you are in need of a vital textbook or other supplemental material check out the Course Reserve collection behind the circulation desk of Bierce Library.

  • Course Reserves provide a way for students to access textbooks that might otherwise be too expensive for them. 
  • Course Reserves may check out for the day.
  • Course Reserves includes collections of online documents selected by professors specifically for the course.

Types of Course Reserves

Hard Copy Reserves

  • Books, CDs, or any other physical materials.
  • Print items are placed on the shelves behind the Bierce Service desk.

Electronic Reserves

  • Articles, Databases, PDFs, or any other Digital Resources
  • Resources are accessed via a secure website.
  • Only enrolled students have access to course materials.


Request Course Reserves

Professors may request their course materials to be placed on reserve

(a) online via the forms linked below or

(b) by visiting the circulation desk at either Bierce Library or S&T Library.

Request a Print Book

Request a CD or DVD

Request ERES Article


Summer 2022 Hard Copy Reserves Update

Summer 2022 Update for Hard Copy Course Reserves:

  1. All reserve books will check out for the day, and will be due back when the library closes. They can be taken out of the building, as long as they are returned before closing. If they are not returned on time, there will be a fine because of the high demand of the books.
  2. We will place personal copies of books and library copies on reserve, and we accept donations. We have limited funds for purchasing texts this year.

Electronic Reserves Copyright Policies Update

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