Course Reserves Policy

The Course Reserve service enables faculty to place personal copies OR library-owned copies of course materials on reserve for student use.

Course reserves are available at the Front Desk of the John Peace Library or Downtown Library and can be borrowed for a limited amount of time (chosen by the instructor); 2 hours, 4 hours, one day, or two days. Journal articles and other course reserve materials that can be digitized are placed on Electronic Reserve (E-Reserve). Students in the class are able to access E-Reserve material via links on Blackboard course pages.

Using Course Reserves


Faculty who wish to place library-owned materials on Course Reserve are welcome to submit a request online or in person. Upon receiving a faculty request, Access Services staff will pull books or media items from the stacks and place them on Reserve. Faculty can also place their personal copies of books or media on reserve.

To find books and media items that are on Reserve, students can search under Course Reserves in the library's online catalog. Reserve materials can be found by course name and number, name of department, or by the name of the instructor.

Overdue Fines

2 hour, 4 hour, or overnight reserve items:

$5/hour, maximum $50

2 day reserve items:

$5/day, maximum $50

Lost or Damaged Materials

Book replacement charge:

$70 + $10 service fee

Multimedia reserve items:

$30 + $10 service fee


Contact the Front Desk of either library:


(210) 458-4574


(210) 458-2440