Print, Media & TextSelect Reserves Information for Students

When using and accessing reserves, students should remember:

  • Items are placed on reserve by your instructor for shortened loan periods of 2 hours, 4 hours (media only), 1 day, 3 days or 7 days. 
  • Borrow and return reserve items at Fenwick, Arlington Campus, or Mercer Library service desks only. 
  • Be mindful of others needing these high-demand items.
    • Return items to the correct library by time and date due. This will help you avoid fines, and will allow your classmates to use the items.
    • 2 hour reserve items may be checked out for overnight use one hour before Fenwick, Arlington Campus, or Mercer Library closes. Items are due back upon opening the next day.
      • Exceptions to this are Holidays and Inclement weather. In the case of early closings caused by holiday breaks or inclement weather, all course reserve items are NOT allowed to circulate overnight. All items must be returned to library information desks by close. 
    • Reserve Overdue/Lost Fines & Fees:
      • Reserve item(s) more than one hour overdue: $1.00 per hour per item. Maximum overdue fine: $25.00
      • Reserve item(s) not returned within 24 hours: item(s) considered lost. Charges: $25.00 maximum overdue fine plus $300.00 item replacement cost plus $30.00 processing fee per item.
      • Reserve fines are non-forgivable because of the nature and patron need of these items.