STUDENT INFORMATION – RESERVES
What are Course Reserves?
Course reserves are required class materials reserved by your instructor for your class. They may include various types of items and formats depending on the needs of your instructor. Although exceptions are made on occasion, required textbooks are not usually placed on reserve.
How do I find them?
Students can find ALL their Course Reserves by doing a Course Reserve Search in the Libraries’ catalog, InfoKat. You may search by the Instructor’s Last Name or the Course Number. Once a reserve list is located, you can see what material is on reserve, where it’s located, and whether it’s checked out. Hardcopies and items in other formats may be held at any campus library. Electronic reserves are located in Blackboard (Bb).
How do I borrow/access them?
Hardcopies and items in other formats may be checked out at the Circulation Desk with a valid student ID. Because of the heavy demand for these items, they may be subject to renewal limits as well as restrictions on the number of items that can be borrowed at one time. The loan period for course reserves is chosen by the instructor and is shorter than regular loan periods. Overdue fines for late returns are high. Please contact the appropriate library for information regarding specific borrowing policies and fines for reserves at that location.
Electronic reserves are accessed by using your link blue account to log into Bb. Once in Bb, click on Content Collection/Libraries/Ereserves/Your Course Folder. Instructors may choose to place a direct link to your E-reserve in the E-reserves tab located in Bb.
If your instructor has opted to place a direct link in the E-reserves tab, you may also access your E-reserves by logging into Bb, clicking on the link for your course, and clicking on the E-reserves tab to locate the E-reserves for your course.
For your convenience, a link to the Bb login screen is also provided in the Course Reserve Search option found in InfoKat.
If you experience trouble accessing E-reserves, please contact your instructor so he/she can contact the appropriate reserves staff to assist with resolving the problem.