Information for Students

What does it mean when a book's location says it's in "University Library Course Reserves, Circulation Desk"?

Course Reserves or Print Reserves are books and other items that are held at the Circulation Desk of the library and can be found by searching OSCAR. These materials have a checkout period which is shorter than those of regular items in order to ensure equal access to material for all students in a course.

Can I borrow materials from Course Reserves?

The checkout policies for materials on reserve are as follow:

  • Checkouts are 2-hour, 4-hour, 1-day, 3-day or 1-week.
  • Late fines accrue as soon as the item is late.
  • Users may borrow up to 3 reserve items at a time.
  • DVDs and VHS tapes are on 4-hour loan.
  • Items on reserve are available on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be recalled, or placed on hold.
What are the late fines for materials on reserve?

Late fines are as follow:

2-hour & 4-hour

Fines accrue from the due date/time at these rates:

  • $5 for the first hour overdue
  • $1 per hour thereafter
  • Maximum fine is $25
1-day, 3-day, 7-day

Fines accrue from the due date at this rate:

  • $5 per day
  • Maximum fine is $20

Where do I find readings that my professor put online?

Also known as e-reserves, electronic reserves are scanned copies or electronic documents that are available to students registered in a course on Camino.