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Answered By: Matthew Reidsma
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2021     Views: 221

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 your course's Blackboard site.

If you look up a title in the Library Catalog and the location has "Course Reserve" 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. 

All in-person course reserves are held behind the library service desk at either the Mary Idema Pew Library, Steelcase Library, or the Frey Foundation Learning Commons. You can find hard copy items for your course by looking in your course's syllabus or Blackboard page.

The length of time you can check out a course reserve item is set by the professor who put it on hold. Usually the checkout time is 3 hours.

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