What are Course Reserves?

Course reserves are materials that faculty have set aside for students in their classes to use for a limited amount of time, generally two hours or one day. Items on two hour reserve need to be used in the library. Reserves can be physical items (books, DVDs, scores, etc.) or electronic articles. Physical reserve materials can be checked out from the circulation desk.

Accessing Course Reserves

Log in to your library account before searching course reserves to ensure access to reserve materials.

Search tip: To find all course reserves for a specific department, use an asterisk (*) after the beginning of the course label, e.g., BIOL*

General Shelf Reserves Policies

The basis for our reserve system is the Lawrence University Honor Code, which applies to the misuse of library materials as well as to plagiarism and cheating. It states, in part, that a student shall not "in any way intentionally limit or impede the academic performance or intellectual pursuits of fellow students."

When charging out reserve materials you assume responsibility for them until their return to the reserve desk, even if you loan an item to another person. When you return reserve materials, please return them to a circulation desk worker so we know that you returned your materials on time. Repeated late returns will constitute an Honor Code violation.