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What are Course Reserves?

Bortz Library's course reserve services allow faculty to set aside books, films, recordings, manuscripts, and other materials for a particular academic class. These materials are often required or recommended for the class, and students in the class may check them out at any time. Bortz Library's reserve materials are located on the main floor of the Library (the second floor), behind the Circulation Desk.

Please note: reserve items are loaned according to an instructor's specifications, and reserve materials must be used inside the library building. The typical checkout time for reserve items is 2-3 hours, in-library use only.

To check out course reserves, just visit the main Circulation Desk today and ask for an item by faculty or course name and item title.

Placing an Item on Reserve

In order to promote social distancing, faculty are asked to submit requests to place items on reserve for their class by filling out the electronic Course Reserves Form (next tab). Once the form has been submitted, library staff will pull items and place them on reserve for your course.

If you have any personal items that you would like to place on reserve for your class, please contact the Research and Instruction Librarian, Kate Lynch, to arrange a way to drop them off at the library (, 434 - 223 - 6197). 

Please allow 48 hours for us to process your request. We cannot always accommodate same-day requests. Interlibrary loan items may not be placed on reserve. 

Faculty: Are you only using a chapter or small portion of a book that is on reserve for your course? Would you like to have that chapter scanned so that you can place it on Canvas? Fill out our Digitization Request Form, and a PDF of the requested scan will be emailed to you directly. 

Students: Do you need to watch a movie that's on reserve for your class, but you don't have a DVD player? 

Visit the Fuqua Technology Commons to check out one of our external disc drives or laptops!