Print Reserves / E-Reserves

University Libraries provide a Course Reserves Service to support graduate and undergraduate classes. Faculty may place high demand on specialized materials on reserve with restricted loan periods (two hour, four hour, one day, three days, and seven days). Two hour and four hour items are for in-library use only. Reserve materials may include library owned articles, books, videotapes, CDs, audiocassettes and personal copies of material. All reserve items on the Fairfax campus are available at the Media/Reserve Desk on the FIRST FLOOR of the Johnson Center Library. Prince William and Arlington Campus reserves may be obtained at the Circulation Desk in the Library.  Patrons must present a valid University or picture ID card to check out reserve items, with the exception of U.S. government publications.

Reserve Request forms are available at the circulation desks of the Fenwick, Johnson Center, Mercer Library/Prince William Campus, and Arlington Campus Libraries as well online.  

All copied materials placed on reserve, except government publications, are protected by U.S. Copyright Law (U.S.C. Title 17). Faculty members must read and sign a copyright liability statement for all materials placed on reserve. 

For further information about Reserve Services, contact Johnson Center Library at 703-993-9043, Mercer Library at 703-993-8358 and Arlington Campus Library at 703-993-8188. 

For information about Electronic Reserves, Course Reserve Guidelines and Online Reserve Request forms, please visit