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Course Reserves: Reserve Borrowing Policies

A guide to course reserves in the library for faculty, instructors and students.

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Goldfarb Library - Level 1

Reserve Borrowing Policies

Unlike materials from the stacks, reserve materials have the following restrictions:

  • Check out periods for reserve materials are:
    • 2 hours for books
    • 4 hours for video and audio materials
  • Reserve materials cannot be renewed.
    • We ask students to wait 15 minutes before trying to check out an item for a second time.
  • Students may check out one reserve item at a time.
  • Reserve items can only be used in the library.
  • Library-owned books may be taken out of the library within 2 hours of closing. They must be returned when the library opens the following morning: current library hours.
    • Personal items cannot leave the library.

Late fees are $2.00 per hour for reserve materials (more information on library fees). Please hand returns to a desk worker to make sure the item is checked into system. To dispute a late fee, please email