What: Items on Course Reserve have special restrictions on them that make them different from the rest of the library’s collection. They are specially requested by faculty members on a case by case basis.

Why: Items are placed on Course Reserve by faculty members who wish to ensure equal access to all students taking the course. For this reason, restrictions are placed on the circulation of Reserve items.

Where: Course reserve materials are located at the Information Services Desk, the front desk on your right as you enter Mantor Library.

How Long: Some items on Course Reserve, including all videos, must be used in the Library; others must be used in the library during the day, but may be taken out one hour before the Library closes; these must be returned within one hour of the Library’s opening on the following day. A few Reserve items may be taken out for one week. In the latter two cases, materials returned late are subject to overdue fines. If you have questions about how long a Reserve item may be used, please ask a staff person at the time you check the material out.

Please note: a student ID is required for ALL Reserve items, even those that do not leave the Library.

To search items on course reserve, you may use the “Reserves” tab on the library’s homepage.

  • To search by Course Name, you will need the three-letter subject designation and the course number – e.g. HTY 103 or the exact title of the course. If more than one course is displayed, be sure to choose the one with the “FAR” designation.
  • To search by Instructor, enter last name first. Some instructors have reserve lists for more than one course; if your search yields listings for more than one course, be sure to choose the right one.