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Tutorial on Searching for Reserves

Searching All Reserves

From the Undergraduate Library homepage, the link to Course Reserves is in the middle of the page under the Easy Search box.

From the Main Library homepage, look for the Course Reserves section in the middle of the page. 

You will want to search "All Course Reserves" which takes you to the library's Classic Catalog. You can search by course or instructor. (We selected AAS:100 as the course.)

Course reserve page with example

A search will bring up all course materials currently available for this instructor or course--including books, media, and electronic reserves.

After searching on a course or instructor, you'll get a page that looks like the one below. Notice the various materials listed, their location (which library you need to go to), call number, and status (if they are available or not). For more information, or access to online resources, click on the title of the reserve you are interested in.

Reserves results page


Location Tips

Books will generally say "Library Location:  Departmental Library Reserves" and will display a Call Number directly after this label:

Screenshot of the listing for one book

Some books will say "Multiple Holdings. Click for details." This means that the library has more than one copy of this book. If you click on "Multiple Holdings" and scroll down through a book's record, you'll see the different locations. At least one will say "temporarily shelved at  Departmental Library Reserves." However, you may see other copies that are available for regular (non-reserve) check-out at various library locations. Those might be a good option if you want the book for longer than two hours.

More questions about locations or access? Check out our  Reserves Tips page or Ask a Librarian!

Electronic Reserves

E-Reserves can be located using the above methods or by searching for "Electronic Reserves Only" from the Course Reserves page. E-reserves are book chapters, journal articles, lecture notes, or other photocopied material that have been placed online for class access.

In the new system, reserves will be grouped by class. 

E-Reserves Menu

*Note, when you first login to the new system, you will not see your courses until the information is updated overnight.

Having trouble? Visit the  E-Reserves User Guide for help or A sk a Librarian!