Students: Find Reserve Materials
E-Reserves - Selected Courses Only
- Electronic Reserves (E-Reserves) are now available via Blackboard or Canvas.
Traditional Reserves - Selected Courses Only
Faculty: Place Materials on Reserve
Frequently Asked Questions about Reserves for Students
Faculty members place items on reserve as part of course materials to ensure large numbers of students can use a limited number of resources. Reserves may be physical items such as books or media (traditional reserves) held at the library or they may be electronic items (electronic reserves) accessed via Blackboard.
Electronic Reserves (E-Reserves): Items that are stored and read electronically like some journal articles, clippings. E-Reserves are available 24/7 through Blackboard. Students use a password, supplied by their instructor, to access the needed files 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet.
Traditional Reserves: Physical items that are held at the library for patron use are called traditional reserves. Reserve items are checked out for limited amounts of time. If an item is a "closed" reserve item, it must be used in the library. If an items is an "open" reserve item, it may be used anywhere as long as it is returned within the loan period.