Waiting For Textbooks? Library Reserves Can Help!

Check Moodle to see if your textbooks are on Course Reserve at the Library!

Are you still waiting for your textbook to arrive from Amazon?  Is the bookstore sold out of the book you need?  Don’t despair!  Your textbook may be on Course Reserves at the Library.

Purchase College professors can choose to place textbooks on Reserve at the Library so that the whole class can share them.  Students can check out a Reserve item (book or DVD) for up to 3 hours at a time.  That’s plenty of time to read your chapter for tomorrow’s class or make a scan/photocopy of your reading assignment!

You can see a list of items on Reserve for each of your classes in Moodle.  Here’s how:

1.  Log into Moodle and choose your class under “Fall 2011”

2.  Look for the “Library Reserves” block in the upper right corner. It looks something like this:

reserves block in moodle

3.  Click on the title of the book or DVD you’d like to check out, and write down the entire CALL NUMBER.  Call numbers look like this:

reserves block with call number

4.  Bring the call number to the Circulation Desk and ask to check out the item.

KEEP IN MIND: Your textbook will only be on Reserve if your professor has requested that the Library place it on Reserve.  The Library does not own copies of every textbook for every class. For more about Reserves, see our FAQ on Library Reserves.

Are you a faculty member who wants to place an item on Reserve?  Check out our guide on how to place Reserves Requests via Moodle.

If you have questions about Reserves or need help finding a book (any book!), come talk with a librarian at the Reference Desk.  You can also email, text, or chat with a librarian.  For problems accessing Moodle, see a librarian or email TLTC@purchase.edu

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Posted on September 7, 2011, in reference, Services. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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