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Answered By: Kathy Kosinski
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2015     Views: 77

Some library materials are set aside for specific courses. These items are called "Course Reserve" materials. 

Some course reserve items are physical materials that are housed in the libraries and some items are available electronically through the Course Reserve section of the library website.  

If you look up a title in the catalog and the location has "Course Reserves" at the end, this means that the resource is unavailable for standard borrowing. Instead, you can find it at the course reserves of the library listed in the catalog. 

If you are in the Course Reserve section of the library website and are looking up the materials being held for your class, you may see a little icon listed next to the title that says "Hard Copy". If you click the title of the resource, it will tell you where the resource is being held. All in-person course reserves are held behind the library service desk.

The length of time you can check out a course reserve item is set by the professor who put it on hold. The possible checkout time periods are: 1 hour, 2 hours, 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, or 2 weeks. 

If you are late returning a course reserve item, the maximum late fee is $5.00.

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