Looking For Textbooks? Library Reserves Can Help!

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 Reserve at the Library!

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 book 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 of your reading assignment!  We also have DVDs on Reserve, which you can check out for 4 hours at a time and watched in the Library!

To see if your book is on Reserve, you can look up the book by title or author in the Library Catalog


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 from the Categorized Course List.

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


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:


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


KEEP IN MIND: 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.


Posted on September 8, 2015, in reference, Services. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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