At the beginning of each semester, faculty members place books and other material needed for their classes that semester on course reserve. The STH Library course reserve materials are located behind the circulation desk. Browse what's on course reserve for each class by using the links located on the lower-left portion of this page. Or, you can search what items are on course reserve for your class by clicking the link at the bottom of this box and typing the class code (e.g. TC723) or professor’s surname. Finally, simply give the desk attendant the title, call number, or author and they will check out the needed resource!
There are four different borrowing lengths for course reserve materials; the record in the online catalog and the slip around the course reserve will tell you the length of time you have with the material. Please remember that all course reserve material is not renewable; this is because we want to make sure that anyone else that was looking for the material has a chance to see it.
The most popular of these reserve borrowing lengths is 2 hour/Overnight, because it offers users the ability to read or scan a chapter and then return it for the next person to access it. Loan periods are determined by the professor and exceptions cannot be made without written notification from the professor.
Some instructors choose not to place materials on reserve because they provide electronic readings or prefer that their students purchase the text. Others may intend to put items on reserve but have to delay while they finalize their syllabus. Some reserve items may be on order for the library and simply have not yet arrived.
If your instructor has indicated that the readings are on reserve and they are not, please let your TA or your instructor know as soon as possible. Because the library relies on instructors to provide the necessary information on which books they have chosen to place on reserve, alerting the library will not make the reserves immediately available, but may start dialogue between the library and the instructor. A course reserve guide for instructors and their TAs is available here.