Course reserve items are faculty-selected materials made available to students free of charge. These books and DVDs are shared by all members of a class. These items can be checked out from the circulation desk.

  • You must have your OneCard to check out reserve items.
  • Reserve items have short loan periods to ensure that all students in the class have equal access.
  • All items are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and they cannot be requested for pick up from the hold shelf.

What is on Reserve?

You can search for course reserve materials through Catalyst, our library catalog. You can search by keyword, title, author, course name/number (ARTH 100), or instructor.

Professors may provide individual articles and chapters on Moodle.

Loan Periods

Type of MaterialStudentsFaculty
2-Hour Print Reserves2 hours*
Overdue fine: $2/hour, $15 max
2 days
Max: 4 days
4-Hour Media Reserves4 hours*
Overdue fine: $2/hour, $15 max
2 days
Max: 4 days
2-Day Print Reserves2 days
Max: 4 days
2 days
Max: 4 days

*If checked out within 2 hours of closing for 2-hour reserves or within 4 hours of closing for 4-hour reserves, patrons can keep item overnight and return it by the opening of the library the next day.

Returning Materials

Designated return areas for reserve are:

  • the Circulation Desk
  • the book return bin at the front door for after-hours return

You are responsible for the timely return of all materials, whether or not you receive any reminder or overdue notices from the Library.


Brenda Hellen is the Reserves Specialist, and she can be reached at 507-222-4257.

How to Place Materials on Reserve (for Faculty)