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This guide will teach you all the tricks and tips you need to know to expertly use OneSearch, the library's primary search engine.

What are course reserves?

Instructors will occasionally put course materials like textbooks and DVDs on reserve for your class. This means that items are available for a limited time period (usually either two hours or four hours) and have to be accessed at the Information/Checkout Desk. Limiting the check out time period helps make sure that all students in your class have an opportunity to access the materials. 

Using course reserves can save you money! If your professor tells you that books or other materials are on reserve in the library, you can access them any time the library is open. 

How to I find items on course reserve?

If you want to access items that are on reserve, you will need to bring the call number of the item to the Information/Checkout Desk. The best way to find the call number is to search Course Reserves in OneSearch. 

You can click the Course Reserves link from the library homepage and search by the course ID, the instructor name, or the title of the item you're looking for. 

If you're already in OneSearch, navigate to Advanced Search, then choose the Search Course Reserves radio button at the top of the search box. 

You can search by course name, course instructor, course ID, or by the title or author of the item you're looking for. 

Once you've located the item you want to access, find the call number in the record and bring the information to the Information/Checkout Desk. If you can't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to ask the people at the desk for help.