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Course Reserves: Students

What are Course Reserves?

Reserves are materials and resources both print and electronic that instructors have identified to use for a class.  This includes books, DVD's, kits prepared by the instructor, ebooks, and even articles.

Print Reserves

Where are reserve items located?

  • Physical reserve items are located on the 2nd floor of HSLIC in front of the Service Point.

How do I know if a reserve item is available?

  • To find reserved materials, choose the Course Reserves link in the WorldCat tab on the HSLIC homepage.
  • Search for reserves by course name, instructor name, or department in WorldCat
  • Browse the shelf in front of the Service Point for your course.  All items are shelved alphabetically by course name and have a sticker with the course name abbreviation.


Electronic Reserves

How do I access electronic resources on reserve?

  • Go to the Course Reserves module in WorldCat and search for your course
  • Click on the title of the item and then click the "View Now" button

How do I access other electronic reserves?

  • Log into your courses' Course Management System and follow instructions provided by your instructor

Loan Periods and Item Limits

  • Reserve materials must be checked out at the Service Point for use in the library.
  • To take reserve materials out of the Library, please tell Service Point staff at time of check out.
  • Reserve materials may be checked out for 3 hours.
  • No more than 3 items may be checked out by 1 person at a time.
  • Reserve items can be checked out overnight if the item is checked out within 2 hours of the library closing.  The item must be returned no later than 1 hour after the library opens the next day. Check here for library hours 

Renewals and Holds

  • Reserve materials may not be renewed or put on hold
  • Please use the HSLIC Online Catalog to determine whether an item is available

Returning Reserve Materials

  • Return Reserve Materials to the Service Point at HSLIC.  Do not place them in the book drop or return them to any other library; they must be returned to HSLIC
  • Fines will accrue for materials not returned within the 3 hour check out period

Finding Your Course Reserve Items


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Robyn Gleasner
HSLIC Room 323

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