Course Reserves

Course reserve material includes textbooks, books, articles, pamphlets, videos, sample tests, solutions manuals and more. Instructors place materials on reserve for student use.

All materials placed on reserve in CCSF libraries can be searched from CityCat. CityCat will  show which library has the course material, whether it is available and also the length of time it is available for check out.

Printed course reserve materials may be checked out at the Circulation Desk at all CCSF library locations. Look up the course number and title of the item before approaching the Circulation Desk.

Search Course Reserves

If  only  the TITLE of the book is known, go directly to CityCat by clicking the link below and search by title.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I check out a reserve book?

Reserve materials, which include textbooks, and other items that an instructor has placed on reserve, have limited loan periods ranging from one hour to seven days.The loan periods are set by the instructor.

Can I check out more than one reserve book at a time?


What are the fines for reserve materials kept past their due date?

.50 cents  per hour

Textbooks are so expensive.  Do you have any other ideas for getting the textbooks I need?

The CCSF Textbook Affordability Task Force has some strategies and suggestions for obtaining free or more affordable textbooks.