Using Course Reserves

Finding Course Reserves

Find Course Reserves in the library catalog by searching your instructor's last name, the course number, or the department name. You can also perform a keyword search and limit your results to only Reserves items. Borrow Course Reserve items at our 1st floor Circulation Desk. Learn more about searching with our Course Reserves video.

Loan Periods

Loan periods for reserve materials are assigned by the professor and will be different for each item:

Renewals are not guaranteed. Renewals may occur after a 15 minute wait if no other student needs the same material. Library staff have the discretion to distribute course reserve materials in the most equitable way possible.

Restrictions and Fines

Fines for reserve materials accumulate at a rate of $.50 per hour with no fine limit. If you have any overdue items or owe any fines, additional borrowing is prohibited until all overdue items are returned and all fines are paid. Failure to return library reserve materials is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Text Scanning

Users with disabilities who are unable to use PDF image files for OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center articles may request access to an electronic text version. To take advantage of this service, contact the Technology Center at the Office of Disability Services at (937) 775-5804.

Copyright Guidelines

The information in print reserves is protected under the Copyright Laws of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governing the use of copyrighted materials. The person making photocopies is liable for any infringement if a copy is "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." For further information, please see the Wright State University policy on copyright.

Information For Faculty and Staff

Additional instructions on Course Reserves are available for faculty and staff.

If you need additional information, please contact:
Reserves Staff
(937) 775-3941