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Finding Course Reserves (Students)

A general guide on how to find Course Reserves for students.

Welcome to the Paul J. Gutman Finding Course Reserves' (Students) Guide!

This guide will show you how you can find Course Reserves both online and in the library.

General Information

What are Course Reserves?

Course Reserves are a free and easy way to make sure you can access your required readings for the semester. Your professor should let you know in the beginning of the semester if they currently have items on their Course Reserves, and if they do, you can search for them in the Paul J. Gutman catalog to make sure they are currently available.


How long can I loan an item from Course Reserves and can I take them out of the library?

  • Printed materials, such as books or articles, can be loaned for 4 hours, but they have to stay in the library.
  • Videos can be loaned for 1 day, and they can leave the library.

How do I Search for Course Reserves?

Once you click the "search for them in the Paul J. Gutman catalog" link, you will see the advanced search box for our catalog. Make sure to click the "On Reserve" option presented after "Search for:," and then enter the item's title (see example below).

Video Tutorial

Finding Course Reserves at the Library

When you arrive at the library, the staff at the Circulation Desk will assist you in finding the item from Course Reserves. Let them know the title of the item you are looking for, and they will retrieve it from the shelves and check it out to you.

Contact Us

Contact Us:

Victoria Bonelli - Access Services Assistant

Janine Waters - Access Services Librarian

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