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.
Your instructor should notify you if any of your class materials are on Reserve in the Library or in Blackboard.
Reserve books are available in the UCBA Library for selected courses. To see if your textbook is on reserve, please check the following:
Search by Course in the UC Library Catalog
Search by Instructor in the UC Library Catalog
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 2 hours to 3-day loans, including equipment.
- A valid photo UC ID or Driver's License is required to check-out these materials.
- Some Reserve items are "CAMPUS USE ONLY" and must remain at UCBA at all times, however they may be taken out of the library. Campus Use Only items include, but are not limited to textbooks, laptops, and calculators.
- Please be sure to check your item and time due slip to ensure the item is returned on time.
Electronic Reserves (E-Reserves) are items that are stored and read electronically like some journal articles, news clippings, etc. 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.
Visit the Faculty Course Reserve Guidelines page for more information on how to place materials on Reserve.