Course Reserves

What are course reserves?
Course reserves allow faculty to put personal items or materials from Paul J. Gutman Library's collection aside at the Circulation Desk for students enrolled in a specific course or program. Reserves help students who otherwise would not be able to access their course materials due to costs.

If a book, movie, or article is not accessible via course reserves, students may request the item through our interlibrary loan service.

What can be put on reserve?

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Journal Articles

Read the new course reserves policies and procedures and submit your course reserve requests.

I am a student. How do I search for course reserves for my classes?

Check out our Finding Course Reserves library guide for help searching for course reserves. The guide includes a video tutorial and helpful tips to find what you need.

For how long can course reserves be loaned? Loan Periods

  • Books: 4 hours and are in-library use only
  • DVDs: 1 day and can leave the library

How long are course reserves available?
Course reserves placed on the shelf before the fall 2022 semester will be available for the entire 2022-2023 academic year.

Beginning in the fall 2023 semester, course reserves will be available only for the semester they have been added to the shelf.

How are course reserves shelved?
Items from the Paul J. Gutman Library's collection will be shelved by Dewey Decimal Classification. Personal items will be shelved by faculty members' last names.

Contact Us
Please email Victoria Bonelli, Access Services Assistant, or Janine Waters, Access Services Librarian, if you have any questions, concerns, or would like more information about course reserves.