Loyola University Chicago Libraries

School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Course Reserves

Course Reserves FAQS

  • Reserve items are checked out for either 4 hours or 3 days.

  • 4 hour reserve items must be used in the library.
  • Overdue fines for 4 hour reserve items are $1.00 per hour.

  • 3 day reserve items may leave the library.
  • Overdue fines for 3 day reserve items are $1.00 per day.
  • Returns: You must return reserves items to the campus library where you borrowed them.
  • No Recalls or Renewals:  Reserves items are available on a first come, first serve basis.  You cannot renew or recall reserve items.

My instructor said that an assigned reading is on reserve, but it is not showing in the library catalog or Sakai! How do I access the item?
Contact the Lewis Library Course Reserves Associate for assistance. We can check to see if the item is in process.  If not, you may need to speak to your instructor.

Scanning Reserve Items

How can I scan the chapters I need to read for my class? 

Students can scan chapters in the Lewis Library, there are two copiers in the 6th floor of the library. You can login with your Loyola UVID/password to e-mail scanned chapters. Or you can save the scanned chapters on a flash drive. If you are unable to come into the library you can request scanned chapters of your book through the online Interlibrary (ILLiad) form.  Scanned items are available for 30days, so make sure to save your items elsewhere.

What are course reserves?

Course reserves are high-demand resources assigned for a specific course that are located in the library.

Articles, e-books, and streaming films on reserve are available electronically (E-Reserve).

Books, films, or other items that are not available online are placed physically "on reserve" at the Library.  These items are available behind the Circulation Desk at the Library and are available on a short loan (4 hours or 3 Days)

Finding Course Reserves For Your Class

To find items on reserve for your class:

  1. Go to the Course Reserves Search in the library's online catalog.
  2. You can type in your course code (Example: PHIL 105), course name , or your instructors name.
  3. Click on the title for the item you want to access.
  4. For print materials, write down the call number and bring it to the Circulation Desk at the appropriate library.
  5. For electronic reserves, click on the "View Online" link in the item record.

Please note: Electronic items for your class may be available through Sakai rather than the Course Reserves Search

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