Students: Find Reserve Materials                   

E-Reserves-Selected Courses Only

  • Electronic Reserves (E-Reserves) are now availble via Blackboard.


Traditional Reserves - Selected Courses Only


Faculty: Place Materials on Reserve


Frequently Asked Questions about Reserves for Students

What is a Reserve item? What are the different types of Reserves?
How can one locate Reserve Materials? How to Place Materials on Reserve

What is a reserve item?

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.

Different types of reserves

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.

Locating Reserves

Electronic Reserves: see Blackboard.

Traditional Reserves: The library's online catalog will tell you if an item is a reserve item. If you know your class has items on reserve, you can search in the online catalog for reserve materials by course and by instructor.

Placing Items on Reserve

If you are an instructor at UC, you may place items on reserve at the College and Departmental Library that serves your college or department or at Langsam Library.  More information on submission guidelines may be found on the Faculty Guidelines pages for E-Reserves and traditional course reserves.