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Can I get on a waiting list or place a hold on reserve items?

In order to be as fair as possible all reserve items are first come, first served.

Can I renew a reserve item?

Renewals are not permitted so that availability can be maximized. For two-hour and four-hour items, there is a required waiting period of 30 minutes before the same person can check out the same item again. For all other items you must wait until the library opens on the following day.

Do I need a password to use e-reserves?

E-reserves are located in Canvas. Use your network credentials to access your course in Canvas, and then navigate to the Library Reserves module.

How long can I use reserve items?

Instructors designate the loan period for course reserves: two hours, four hours, one day, or three days.

What are “reserves”?

Reserves are materials chosen by an instructor to supplement their courses. Reserves can be physical materials or electronic content. Physical items are given reserve status to ensure that all members of the class can use them within a limited period of time. Some reserves are high-use or theft-prone materials and are given reserve status by the library staff.

Where are the reserves?

Print materials and media are located at the Library Service Desk on the main floor of the library. Electronic content is located in your course in Canvas, under the Library Reserves module.

Why doesn’t the library have one of my required readings on reserve?

This is usually because a reserve request has not been received from the instructor or the item is on order. Please let us know if you think something should be on reserve but isn’t..

Will I be charged for returning reserve items late?

Overdue fines accrue at the rate of $1 per hour for hourly items and $5 per day for daily items (1-3 days). The fines start from the time the item becomes overdue and each following hour until the item is checked in.