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Course Reserves Overview


The University Libraries offers an extensive range of services for electronic reserves and traditional, library-based reserve services.

Electronic Reserves

Beginning in the Fall 2013 semester, Blackboard will serve as the sole access method for electronic reserves. For more information on the electronic reserves and Blackboard integration, please view this message.

The University Libraries' electronic reserves service provides "any time, any place" access to reserve materials via the Web. Journal articles and book chapters are scanned and added to electronic reserves by library staff.

Access to the electronic reserve system is restricted to faculty and enrolled students. Faculty and students must log into Blackboard using their NetID and password to access their electronic reserves.


Traditional Reserves at the Libraries

Books and media, both from the Libraries' or instructors' personal collections, may be placed on reserve for circulation at any of the three Libraries.

Reserve items have shorter loan periods and higher overdue fines to facilitate students’ access to these high-demand materials. Course reserve loan periods typically vary from 3 hours to 3 days and are set by the course instructor. Overdue fines for reserve items are $3 per hour, with a maximum fine of $45 per item. To avoid reserve fines, patrons are encouraged to check due date slips for loan period information at the time of check out.