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Faculty Course Reserves

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 Reserve:

1. Email us your detailed book list

Email 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

Email Syllabus

We will gather the books you have listed as ‘required’ to place on reserve.


3. Post your syllabus to the G-ETS website

Post Syllabus

If we do not hear from you, we will pull your syllabi from the G-ETS website. We will gather the books you have listed as ‘required’ to place on reserve.

Special Request/Late Additions

Special Requests

Do you have any special requests or have you revised 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.

Course Reserve Borrowing Policy

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

Exceptions to the Course Reserve Borrowing Policy

  • 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 Styberg Library.