Course Reserves

Placing materials on reserve is a good way to make sure important course materials are available to all students in the class. Textbooks on reserve allow students to keep up in class while they wait for financial aid or the arrival of books ordered online, or for the bookstore to replenish stock.

Instructors must fill out the form below and bring it with the extra copies of textbooks to the library. Alternately, instructors can request that materials already in the library's circulating collection be placed on reserve.


Types of Reserve Materials

  • Textbooks (and accompanying CDs)
  • Other books (instructor and library copies)
  • Lecture notes
  • Supplemental course readers, packets, etc.
  • Loose materials such as photocopies (should be in a folder or binder ready for use)

How to Place Materials on Reserve

  1. Fill out the Course Reserve Materials Request Form if you intend to make physical items available for student access and check out at one of the library locations.
  2. Print out the completed form and bring it and the material(s) to the appropriate library location.
  3. If the resources you intend to make available on reserve are virtual, refer to  the instructions for placing e-Reserves.


Electronic Reserves

E-reserves are electronic documents students can access through CityCat, the library catalog, so they are accessible 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection, and not restricted to library hours or seating availability.


Contact Library Staff about Reserves

Questions about placing reserves should be directed to the circulation staff at the appropriate library location:

Rosenberg Library - Shirley Lee or Anna Nguyen 452-5433

Media Center - Gail Ruhland 452-5424

Alice Statler Library - Angie Webster 239-3910

Chinatown/North Beach Library - Mary Marsh 395-8643

Downtown Center Library - Marilyn Burke 267-6580

John Adams Center Library - Maria V. Pinedo 561-1946

Mission Center Library - Debra Duhon 920-6139

Southeast Center Library - Alice Sai 550-4353