Reserves - Student FAQ


How do I know if my class has Course Reserves?

You can check the library Course Reserves website, your Cougar Courses, or ask Library staff at the 2nd floor Media Library or the 3rd floor Circulation Desk. 

How do I access Physical Reserves?

Physical reserves are located at the 3rd floor Circulation Desk.

How do I access Electronic Reserves?

Electronic reserves can be found in your course reading list, which can be access through the Course Reserves website or Cougar Courses.

How do I access Media Reserves?

Media reserves can be checked out at the 2nd floor Media Library or watched online through your Cougar Courses. 

Can reserve materials be taken out the library?

Yes, as long as materials are returned by the due time. 

How long do reserve materials check out for?

2 hours, 3 hours, 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, or 3 weeks. Materials are labeled with its loan period.

How much are fines for overdue reserve materials?

Hourly loans (2 hours and 3 hours) are charged $1 per hour after its due time. Longer loan periods (1 day, 3 days, 1 week, 3 weeks) are charged $1 per day after its due date. 

How many reserve materials can be checked out at a time?

Two materials per course

Can I renew reserve materials?

No. You must return reserve materials to the 3rd floor Circulation Desk and wait 15 minutes before checking the same material out again.

Can I put a hold on reserve materials?

No. Reserve materials are checked out on a first-come-first-serve basis

Where do I return my reserve materials?

Reserve materials can be returned to either the 2nd floor Circulation Desk or the 3rd floor Circulation Desk.  If the 3rd floor is closed, materials can be returned to the 2nd floor Circulation Desk or at a book drop location. You may accrue late fines if reserve items are returned in book drops during library hours.

For Students
 
 
For additional assistance please contact:
Circulation Desk
(760) 750-4348

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