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Course Reserves

The Library does not have a full collection of textbooks, but your instructor may choose to place their current textbooks on reserve at the library. 

To search for your textbook:

Step 1: Click on "Quick Links" at the top of the library homepage

Step 2: Either type "course reserves" in the box, or scroll down and click on it.

Step 3: Do a search for your textbook.  You can search by instructor, course number, department, etc:


Primo search



Step 3: If your textbook is on reserve

  • Go to the Access Services desk (west side of 2nd floor) with your student ID.
  • Ask for the reserve item by what was shown on the screen, such as Smith


Loan periods are set by your instructor and can be 2 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, or one week. They may also be marked as in house only or allowed to leave the building.