College and university libraries provide a service not found in other types of libraries – Course Reserve. Many resources can be legally accessed from within Blackboard, but not everything can be placed online. When that occurs, your professor uses the LLC’s Course Reserve service.
Students may search [RaiderSearch Catalog] to see what is on Course Reserve by [Course Number] or [Instructor’s Name]. Kevin Lyons, Course Reserve Supervisor, says most reserve items are for use in-the-library-only, so they are readily available to all students. Lyons reports that “Students really appreciate having textbooks, especially, on Course Reserve.”
Several academic departments, including Criminal Justice, English, and Business, have been diligent on placing at least one copy of each textbook onto Course Reserve.
A limited Course Reserve selection is also available at the Lakeshore’s Midtown Campus.
New Library & Learning Commons (LLC) Fall 2017 hours are:
- Mon: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Tue: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Wed: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Thu: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Sun: CLOSED
Watch the LLC website for holiday and event (Exam Cram) hour changes. The LLC is closed on Sundays, so please plan ahead for your library needs.
Collections include: 74,000 print books; 150,000 e-books; millions of electronic articles from over 25,000 e-journals; thousands of full-length streaming videos; and, our new campus-wide license to the New York Times Online. We are your source for access to: 60+ new desktop computers; laptops to checkou t; Course Reserves including many textbooks; study / group seating options; a Quiet Study room; a Meditation / Prayer room; whiteboards; charging stations; and much more.
Remember – librarians and staff want to help you with your library and research needs. Have a great semester!
Student assistant Neil Coney retrieves Course Reserves for a student.
Some instructors give the Library a copies of textbooks so students can use them in the Library for 2 hours. Yes, these books have to stay in the library.
Course Reserve is a library service available at the LLC’s Circulation Desk; a smaller Reserve collection is shelved at Midtown at the Lakeshore.
Of course, students are expected to purchase/rent (and read) all required textbooks, but professors often place copies of textbooks, recommended readings, or videos onto Course Reserve.
The Psychology, Criminal Justice, English, Business Communications, and History Departments placed most of their textbooks onto Reserve. These books are also great for those times when you have unexpected study time, but your textbook is at home.
To see what is on Course Reserve, select [RaiderSearch Catalog] and choose the [More Searches] menu to search by course or professor’s name.