What is a reserve item?

Faculty members place items on reserve as part of their course materials to ensure large numbers of students can use a limited number of resources. Reserves are physical items such as books or media (traditional reserves) held at the library.

Reserve books are available in the UCBA Library for selected courses. To see if your textbook is on reserve, please check the following:

Traditional Reserves

Your instructor should notify you if any of your class materials are on Reserve in the Library.

Traditional Reserve materials (texts and media) are located behind the Information Desk in the UCBA Library. Only selected textbooks are available; bring your syallbus to the Information Desk to see if the item you are looking for is available.

  • Check-out periods vary from 4 hours to 3-day loans.
  • A valid photo UC ID or Driver's License is required to check-out these materials.
  • 4 hour Reserve items are "CAMPUS USE ONLY" and must remain at UCBA at all times, however they may be taken out of the library. 
  • Please be sure to check your item and time due slip to ensure the item is returned on time.

For Faculty

Visit the Faculty Course Reserve Guidelines page on Bearcats Landing (UC login required) for more information on how to place materials on Reserve. Please contact us or stop by for more information:

113 Muntz
Phone: 513-558-9452

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