Course Reserves are physical items a professor has requested to be set aside for students in a specific course. You can access them by visiting the first-floor Service Desk of Helmke Library. These items vary in material type, ranging from textbooks to supplemental readings, to DVDs or CDs, and more. Not every course will have something on reserve, so please check with your instructor about whether your course has reserve materials. Often, reserve items will also be mentioned in a course syllabus or an assignment sheet.
If your course has resource(s) on reserve at Helmke Library, you will need to come to the library's first-floor Service Desk to access them. Because these items are frequently special and don't always belong to the library, we keep them behind the Service Desk in a secured area. But don't worry, the awesome staff here will get you the items you need.
To help us better serve you, please follow the steps below to access your Course Reserves.
It's important to note that:
Your professor determines the loan period, and it will vary by course and material. Some items may be checked out for several days while others are only available for a few hours and cannot leave the building. Make sure you know how long you have access to the material so you don’t incur late fees.
Also, please keep in mind that the resource may not be available when you stop in, especially in cases where the material is required for a course assignment, there is only one copy of the item available, and/or the assignment due date is fast approaching. If the resource is not available due to being on loan to another student, you'll either need to wait near the desk for it to return or stop in at another time or date.
If you stop at the library for Reserve materials but we are unable to locate a Reserve item for your course, there are a few possible explanations: