Course instructors place items on reserves to provide access to material required for assignments to all students enrolled in a particular class. Reserve items are placed on reserve each semester/session and are located in the reserve stacks behind the Library Services desk.
There are two types of course reserve collections:
- Physical Reserves are printed material (books, journals, etc.) placed on course reserve by your instructor and made available for students to borrow for a limited period of time. Click the button below to search for physical reserves. You may search by instructor’s last name, or by course number.
- Students studying remotely can request a chapter or portion of an item on Physical Reserves be scanned and sent to them digitally. Please submit a Scan on Demand request. All copyright restrictions apply.
- Electronic Reserves or e-reserves are readings posted electronically to your course’s Blackboard site by the instructor for you to access.
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Course Reserve FAQs
- To borrow a reserve item, present your current Bentley ID with the title of the item you wish to check out
- To find out what your instructor has placed on reserve, you can search the library’s online catalog by either course number or instructor
- All physical reserve items will be removed from the reserve collection at the conclusion of the semester
To ensure that every student is afforded access, loan periods on reserve items are typically very brief. They are determined by your instructor and can be any one of the following:
- 2-hours – library use only
- 4-hours – library use only
No. Items placed on physical course reserve in the library are first come, first serve and cannot be placed on hold.
No. To ensure that all students in a class have the same access to the material, course reserves cannot be renewed.
- Assigned electronic reserve readings are available in the Course Documents tab of your blackboard site.
- Electronic reserve readings are usually digitized print content in PDF format or links to licensed electronic resources (in most cases e-journal articles or streaming films).
- Access to electronic reserve readings will be terminated at the conclusion of the semester.
Because material on course reserve is made available for a large number of students, overdue charges will be levied against items returned late. Students are responsible for the timely return of all reserve items borrowed, whether or not any reminders or notices are received from the library.
- Late charges are assessed for each item overdue at $1.00 per hour with a maximum fine of $28.00 per item.
- There is no grace period for overdue reserve items.