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Library Services Quick Guide

Brief guide to basic library services

Textbook Reserves

The library houses a small collection of textbooks for high enrollment courses. Current and high-use  titles are available for 3-hour loan at the Information Commons Desk, and must be used in the library. Some older editions of textbooks may be available for 7-Day loan. Students may ask for a textbook by course number or title, or search for them in the library's catalog, OneSearch. While many search strategies will eventually locate reserve materials, scoping the search to "Reserves and Textbooks" is the most efficient approach. Just click the magnifying glass and use the arrow to select your search scope:

You will see a list of titles and locations, as in the example below:

Course Reserves

Course reserves are materials placed on reserve in the library by individual professors for use by students in their section/sections of a course. These titles are kept at the Information Commons desk. Students are welcome to ask for these items by instructor name or course; these titles are also discoverable in OneSearch using the same search strategy described for Textbook Reserves. Course Reserve materials may be borrowed for 3 hours and must be used in the library.

Electronic Reserves

All electronic readings, including  titles such as eBooks that are part of the library's eBook collections, are accessed through Blackboard. Some titles may require additional log-in credentials; please see the Library Account Setup and Access Guide for detailed log-in instructions.