Reserves & E-Reserves

Course Reserves are course-specific materials set aside by instructors for student use. We offer two types of Reserves services. Online (e-reserves) and Traditional (print) reserves.

Instructors: Please see Reserves Information for Faculty for detailed information about course reserves and to access the Request Form to have materials placed on reserve. Questions? Contact


E-Reserves are electronic copies of material scanned in PDF format for class usage. Pages are created for specific classes using the scanned material or web sites. Passwords are available from your instructor to limit access to each course and changed each semester.

E-Reserves System

Traditional Reserves

Instructors may put course-related materials on reserve in order to make them more readily available for their students. Types of materials placed on reserve include:

  • Frequently used reference materials
  • Readings for courses
  • Audio-visual items for courses

Traditional Reserves Lookup

Depending on the item, reserves may be checked out for:

  • 2 hours
  • 4 hours
  • 2 days
  • 1 week