Find and Use Course Reserves - Borrowing

Types of Reserves

Use the Course Reserve Search Page to search by instructor or course to find out what materials are on reserve, whether they’re physical or electronic reserves, and where they’re located.

  • Physical reserves (print and media sources) are available in the reserve collection of one of the campus libraries.
  • Electronic reserves (scanned articles or book chapters) are available online via the E-Reserves System.

Use Electronic Reserves

Access electronic reserves directly through the E-Reserves System. You will be provided a list of all your current courses that have electronic reserves available.

  • The first time you use electronic reserves the system must validate your enrollment. This validation happens every four hours at: 2 AM, 6 AM, 10 AM, 2 PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM. This only applies the first time you use the system.
  • Your login is your NetID and password.
  • Take advantage of tags and the Hot List to organize your materials.

Note: Print and media materials on reserve will not appear in the electronic reserves list for a course.

To learn more about electronic reserves see the Library’s Electronic Reserves Guide.

Use Physical Reserves (Print and media sources)

  • Use the Course Reserve Search Page to search by instructor or course to find physical items on reserve.
  • Check the location of the reserve item. Most items are at the Undergraduate Library, but materials may be held at many other library locations.
  • Write down the call number so your item can be located.
  • You must have your i-card to check out any reserve materials.
  • Most physical materials are loaned out for a limited period of time and must be used in the building.
  • Physical reserve materials are in high demand and if they are not returned on time you will be charged an overdue fine.

If you are having trouble locating your reserves or have any other questions, don’t hesitate to Ask a Librarian.