Course Reserve FAQs

How do I find the items my Professor has placed on Reserve?
Materials placed on Reserve can be searched through the course reserve search page in the Online Catalog. Library owned materials may also be found through a general catalog search. A call number for the items needed is required to check out Reserve Materials. Materials such as class notes, sample exams, articles, etc., are accessible online through Electronic Reserve.

How many items can I check out at one time from Reserve?
Reserve has a limit of three items at a time.

Can I take a Reserve item out of the library?
Yes, most items on Reserve can leave the library. At the time of check-out, you will be advised of whether or not particular items can leave the building. 

If I borrow an item, how long can I keep it?
The professor placing the item on Reserve chooses the loan period, which is shown in the Call # field. 

Materials for this Course

Title

Author

Call #

Format

 Introduction to SIMAN V and CINEMA V / Jerry Banks ... [et al.].

 (no author)

 SCIENCE RESERVE 2-HR OVERNIGHT -- QA76.9.C65 I59 1994 -- SHELF

 

What is the difference between “no overnight” and “overnight”?
Items designated as “no overnight” will be due back before the library closes, regardless of the time they are checked out.
Items designated as “overnight” will be due back within one hour of the library’s opening the following day IF when checked out the item’s due time would fall after the library closes.
“No overnight” and “overnight” statuses are determined by the course instructor.

Can I renew a Reserve item?
No.  Some items may be checked in and then checked out again; see Reserve staff. 

If the Reserve item I have borrowed is overdue, how much do I owe?

  • Reserve fines accrue at a dollar an hour per item up to a maximum of $20 per item.
  • There is no grace period for Reserve items.
  • Fines begin immediately after due time.
  • Reserve fines accrue 24 hours a day.

How do I access materials on Reserve?

  • Library books and professors' personal copies of books are available for checkout.  Check the catalog for the location.
  • To access online tests, notes, articles, chapters, etc. with the call # ELECTRONIC RESERVE – ONLINE ACCESS:
    • Click on the title of item
    • Then click on "Accept the policy cited below and retrieve the article. (Access limited to current students, faculty and staff)"

Materials for this Course

Title

Author

Call #

Format

 CHAPTER 21 - PEOPLE OF VIETNAMESE HERITAGE IN TRANSCULTURAL HEALTH CARE

 NOWAK

 ELECTRONIC RESERVE -- -- ONLINE ACCESS

 

Where should I return Reserve items?

  • Items must be returned to the same desk where you checked them out.
  • DO NOT return Reserve items to any bookdrop.
  • Reserve items from one branch library will not be accepted at other branch libraries.

Can I make a copy of items on Reserve?
Yes, a photocopy may be made if within the copyright laws. Copiers are located throughout the library.

Other Questions? Call us.

  • Design Reserve: 480-965-6400
  • Downtown Reserve: 602-496-0300
  • Fletcher Reserve: 602-543-8570
  • Hayden Reserve: 480-965-3159
  • Music Reserve: 480-965-3513
  • Noble Reserve: 480-965-2600
  • Polytechnic Reserve: 480-727-1037