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Course Reserve Materials

Many professors reserve particular books, DVDs, and/or photocopied material important to their classes on shelves behind the circulation desk. Also kept on permanent reserve are style manuals used for writing papers. To check out a reserve material, you must have your own valid Austin College identification card.

  • Items are placed on reserve with limited time periods so that ALL students have EQUAL access to assigned material.
  • All materials placed on reserve are located in the closed reserve area behind the circulation/reserve desk.
  • Loans will be made only to students possessing a valid Austin College ID.

Rules to Ensure Availability

  1. Only one reserve item may be checked out at a time.
  2. We will not hold a reserve item for someone.
  3. We will wait 15 minutes to allow others to check out a reserve item before we will renew it, unless there is another copy available.

Loan Periods

2 Hour Reserve           

Due back two hours from the time checked out. 

Note: items restricted to "library use only" may not leave the library and will be due at the Reserve Desk 15 minutes before closing.

4 Hour Reserve

Due back four hours from the time checked out. Used for most DVDs/Videos. 

Note: items restricted to "library use only" may not leave the library and will be due at the Reserve Desk 15 minutes before closing.

24 Hour Reserve

Due back the following day at the same time checked out.

For example: items checked out on Monday at 7:00 pm will be due by Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

72 Hour Reserve

Due back in 3 days at same time checked out.

For example: items checked out on Monday at 7:00 pm will be due by Thursday at 7:00 pm.



Fines will be charged at the rate of 50 cents per hour per reserve item - $10.00 total maximum fine per item.

If an item is recalled, then the maximum fine is $20.00 per item recalled.

Library Assoc. - Circulation

Reserve Requests

If you are a professor and would like to place items on reserve for one or more of your courses, click the button below to complete and submit the online form.

You may also wish to review the course reserves section on the faculty services page, as well as consult our Copyright Policy for information about placing items on reserve.

Alternatively, you may print and submit a paper form to the circulation desk:

Finding Course Reserves

Looking for existing course reserves? Click the button below to access a list of the items currently on reserve behind the circulation desk.

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