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 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. Please allow up to 10 days for personal items to be processed by library staff.

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 415-452-5433

Media Center - Amanda Cronkright 415-452-5432

Alice Statler Library - Anitra Tolliver 415-239-3910

Chinatown/North Beach Library - Mary Marsh 415-395-8643

Downtown Center Library - Gail Ruhland 415-452-5424

John Adams Center Library - Maria V. Pinedo 415-561-1946

Mission Center Library - Debra Duhon 415-920-6139

Southeast Center Library - Alice Sai 415-550-4353