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
- 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
- Print out the completed form and
bring it and the material(s) to the appropriate library
- If the resources you intend to make available on reserve are virtual, refer to the instructions for placing e-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 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