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Course Reserves FAQs
The course reserves collection contains textbooks, videos, and other high-demand items not available online that instructors arrange for students to borrow from the library. Complete Course Reserves Policy.
- Is every textbook on course reserve?
- How do I find course reserves?
- How long can I keep course reserves?
- How many can I have at one time?
- What if my textbook is not on course reserve?
- Do I need a library card?
- Do you charge fines for overdue course reserve items?
- I'm an instructor, what do I need to know about placing items on course reserve?
- Can I get help linking to course reserve items through my Canvas shell?
- What kind of items are kept on course reserve?
No. Many instructors do not put textbooks on course reserve.
Search the library catalog for your class number (to find Pre-Algebra reserves, type in "Math 030") or by your instructor's last name. Ask for help at the Check Out Desk.
Most course reserves are three hours and cannot leave the library. You must wait at least one hour before checking them out again. In-library-use course reserves cannot be checked out 15 minutes prior to the library's closing.
Overnight, three-day, or one-week course reserves can be taken home.
Two course reserves.
Ask your instructor or department to send the library a textbook to put on course reserve.
Yes. Ask at the Check Out Desk.
Yes. The library collects overdue fines: $5/hr for in-library-use items, $15 for items that leave the building.
Instructors may submit their personal or department-owned items, or request items from the library's collection to be placed in the course reserves collection. More information at Course Reserves - Instructors.
Instructors may receive assistance scanning and uploading electronic materials, or obtaining persistent links to library database articles. It is not necessary to print and scan articles from library databases. Library staff may ask you to grant permission to access Canvas or other course modules. For more information, contact Course Reserves Technician, Wendy Clark, 360-992-2553.
Note: All course pages are password protected. Course pages may be accessed by students and instructors by logging into their individual online course accounts. Questions about online course account access and passwords should be directed to eLearning (360-992-2654).
High demand items that are essential or required for various classes and are not available in an online (electronic) format.