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Course Textbooks & Reserves

Find out what textbooks the Library has on reserve for your class. The Library Services Desk has everything you need including iPhone chargers, textbooks, anatomy models, calculators, and more!

Reserves FAQs: Students

What are Course Reserves

Course Reserves are materials that have been selected by your instructors and made available to you through the Library. 
Items acquired for courses are referred to as "Course Reserves" and can be checked out from the Library Services Desk. 

Materials may include:
  • One copy of most required textbooks

  • Supplemental readings (articles, book chapters, etc.)

  • Anatomy models

  • Films

  • Style Manuals

Items NOT on reserve: 
  • Recommend textbooks (unless requested by the instructor)

  • Lab manuals or workbooks. 

Checkout length:
  • 2 hours for most materials; if the length is different, the library staff will let you know.

  • Overnight checkouts are not allowed.

*Please return items on time to avoid overdue fines--the late fee is 50¢ per hour. 

How can I find out of the library has materials for my classes on Course Reserve?
Where can I return a Course Reserve item?

All materials should be returned to the staff at the Library Services Desk. Please do not leave items at the Library Services Desk after the desk is closed. Items left at the Library Services Desk are your responsibility until checked in by library staff.

Is there a limit on how many Course Reserve items I can borrow?

No, with the exception of anatomy models. You may only check out 1 body part at a time. 

Can I put a hold on a Course Reserve item?

No. These items are checked out and renewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I renew a Course Reserve item?

Yes, they can be renewed in person at the Library Services Desk. Renewals are only allowed if no one is waiting to use the item.