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Answered By: Matthew Reidsma
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2023     Views: 652

Some library materials are set aside for specific courses. These are called Course Reserves.

The University Libraries provide physical course reserves to help ensure that students in a specific course have an opportunity to access designated materials. To provide this access, Course Reserve materials can only be checked out for a brief amount of time, which is typically just a few hours.

If your professor told you to check out a Course Reserve item, you can use the libraries' Book Search to find the items you need. You will then need to visit the library location in person and ask for the item at the service desk. Also, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your professor or your subject-specific librarian to verify if any of your classes have Course Reserve materials available.

If you look up an item in the Library Catalog and notice that the location states “Course Reserve,” that item has been set aside from the regular collection and is being held at the listed campus library. If you have additional questions, you are welcome to contact the library.

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