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Sociology: Course Reserves

What's a Course Reserve?

Your professor may have told you that they've put something "on reserve" in the library. This means that the item has been made available for in-library use or short-term loan, to make sure that students always have access to it. Not sure if something for your program is on reserve? Ask your professor, or stop by the library and ask us. We're always happy to help!

How do I find materials on course reserve?

Please Note! In accordance with our Collection Development policy, the Library does not buy or supply textbooks. Students are expected to buy or rent their required texts. Course reserve materials are typically for in-library use only, for a maximum of three hours, with some exceptions. The time limit ensures that all students have a chance to use the material. Like all library materials, course reserves are subject to fines if returned late; students that return course reserve materials late may be fined $1.00 for every hour that the material is late. Library staff will note the time that a course reserve material is due back on the date due slip. If students have any questions or concerns, library staff are happy to help!

1. Go to the library's website at, and click on the Advanced Search button.

2. Select Course Reserves to limit your search, and then enter search terms in the box below. You can search by keyword, instructor name, course, and more!

3. Review your results, and narrow your search by either entering new search terms, or by using the limiters on the left side of the screen.


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