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Information about course reserves at the White Library

Course Reserves

  • Reserves are books and other material that faculty set aside for student use for a specific academic course.
  • Course reserves may include items that are in high demand or required for class, such as textbooks, commentaries, or films.
  • Reserve items may also include supplemental course material such as study guides, practice exams, or additional readings.  
  • Material that is on reserve usually has a shorter loan period (3 hours, 24 hours, 3 days, or 7 days) and may be restricted to use in the library.



Search for reserve material by Course Number (example: ENG 104) or Professor Name.  A list is also available at the library’s Circulation Desk.

  • Not all classes have textbooks on course reserve.  We may have a copy of your required book in the library's regular collection.  Let us know if you don't see your textbook or other required material on reserve or in the library.
  • Donate your textbooks to the library!  Simply drop them in the library's book drop (open 24/7) with a note saying they are donated books.


Faculty may place both library-owned and personal copies of books, textbooks, study guides, DVDs, etc., on library course reserve by filling out the ONLINE RESERVE FORM.

  • Books, DVDs and other print material:  Faculty-owned materials can be dropped off at the library’s Circulation Desk or sent through campus mail to Kami Moyer, library station 7.  Library staff will be happy to pull library-owned items from our shelves.
  • Articles: Articles available full-text or PDF in the library's databases can be added to course reserve, too.