Find textbooks and other materials on course reserve for your class in the 2nd floor Help Zone in the TLC Building.
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by Title or Author
find required textbooks
What textbooks are required for my classes?
To find which textbooks are required for your course, check:
Where can I purchase my textbook?
about course reserves
How long can I use textbooks on reserve?
- 2 hours
- 48 hours
- 1 Week
What if I return a course reserve item late?
As of 2021, we are no longer charging late fees for any items. If you do not return an item by its due date, a hold will be placed on your account until the item is returned or paid for.
Can I reserve a textbook in advance to pick up later?
No, you cannot reserve a textbook in advance. Textbooks are first come first serve.
What I want is already checked out?
You may ask to be on the waitlist for a course reserve that is checked out. When you are placed on the waitlist we will need:
- Your name
- Your phone number
- If you want to receive a phone call or text
You will have 30 minutes after you have been notified to pick up a 2-hour course reserve.
You will have until 12pm the next day after you have been notified to pick up a 48-hour or 1 week course reserve.
Can I renew a course reserve item?
Course reserves can be renewed by phone as long as the item is not overdue or on the waitlist.
How many textbooks on reserve can I use?
You may have up to three items checked out at any one time.
How do I place a textbook on reserve?
- Fill out our Course Reserves form.
Once you have completed the form you can deliver the material you would like to place on reserve to the Library yourself or we can pick it up from you on campus. If you would like us to pick up the material, please call the Library at (517) 483-1626. If you would like to deliver the material via interoffice mail, we are located in TLC 2101.
Can the instructor's copy of the book be put on reserve?
Yes, any version of the book can be placed on reserve.
What books does the library purchase?
We purchase required textbooks for general education courses.
How do I get my material back?
Items can be taken off reserve any time, at your request. Notify the Library at (517) 483-1626 if you would like your material returned to you.
How long will you keep my material on reserve?
Course reserves can be renewed, or information updated, by filling out the Course Reserves form or by notifying the Library. Library staff assesses and updates course reserves on a semester or yearly basis. If a course reserve has not been updated in a year or more, the Library may remove materials from reserve and return them to you.
How many copies do you need?
Placing two copies of an item on reserve grants the most access to students. With two copies, we are able to loan one copy for 2 hours and the second copy for 48 hours.
Can students leave the Library with the textbook?
Yes, students may leave the Library with reserves material as long as it has been checked out to them. The restrictions we place on item use are time-bound rather than location-based.
What happens if the textbook is not returned?
Our email reminders serve as deterrents and keep textbooks circulating. If the textbook is not returned within two semesters, we will replace the textbook ourselves at no cost to you.