Your Course Reserves


  • Items needed for a course are placed on our reserve shelf located behind the circulation desk.
  • Patrons wishing to borrow reserve items may request them from the circulation attendant.
  • Borrowing times for reserve items is limited in an effort to make materials as accessible to as many patrons as possible.


3 Options for Getting Your Required Readings on to the Reserve Shelf

1. Email us your detailed book list

An easy way to do this is to create a list in USearch and email it over to us. This is a great way to avoid any confusion regarding book editions, publication variations etc.



2. Email us your syllabus

We’ll gather the books you’ve listed as ‘required’ to place on reserve.



3. Post your syllabus to the Garrett website

If we don’t hear from you, we’ll pull your syllabi from the Garrett website. We’ll gather the books you’ve listed as ‘required’ to place on reserve.

Special Request/Late additions:

Have any special requests or revise your syllabus before the first day of class? Let us know and we’ll make the adjustments on our end to ensure your students have access to the items they need.



Additional Notes

  • Please send us or post your list by the due dates set out by the Academic Affairs office
  • We make every effort to have reserve items up one week before classes start.
  • Your reserve list will appear in USearch by searching under the ‘Reserves’ tab.
  • We purchase items on your list to add to our collection if we do not already own it.
  • We’re happy to place your own copy of an item on reserve for your students.
  • Reference books are not placed on reserve as they do not circulate and are freely accessible in the reference room.


Reserve Item Borrowing Policy

  • 2-hour loan period
  • In-library use only
  • Overdue fine of $1.00 per hour or part thereof.


If a reserve item is checked out within 2 hours of the library closing, it may be borrowed overnight, but must be returned when the library opens the next day.

Faculty members and their teaching and research assistants may request an exception to the limited check out policy, but must do so with the Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Public Services Librarian.