How do I find Course Reserves and Short Loans?

Required and supplemental readings for courses are often found in the Reserves collection, located behind the Circulation Desk. Materials are placed in this collection by faculty request. Library staff may also reduce loan periods for high-demand items to ensure that everyone has access to them. This is done by placing items either on Reserve or on Short Loan. 

There are two different loan periods for high-demand materials:

3-Hour Reserves

  • Held at the Circulation Desk
  • DVDs and photocopies
  • Other high demand materials
  • Professor copies
  • $1.00 per hour - overdue fines

2-Day Short Loans

  • Identified as short loan items with a pink label on the spine of the book
  • $2.00 per day - overdue fines

Note that these items have higher fines and cannot be renewed.