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University Libraries - Student Reserves

Student Information

Checking Out Course Reserve Materials
Renewals and Holds
Returning Course Reserve Materials
Disabled Students
Loan Periods
Reserve Fines

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Checking Out Course Reserves Materials

A valid USC ID card must be presented to use course reserve materials. Students may check out two (2) reserve items or one (1) reserve film at any given time. The loan periods for items vary; instructor copies of materials and photocopied articles in course reserve packets may not be taken from the building by students. Reserve films cannot leave the library and must be viewed in our Film Viewing Room on Level 3.

Exceptions may be made only by the Reserves Supervisor.

Renewals and Holds

We do not, as a rule, renew reserve items. After you return an item, there is a waiting period equal to the loan period of the item in question before you may check out the item again. This ensures a fair turnover period to give everyone in a class a chance to check out reserve items. We also do not place holds or recalls on reserve materials. We operate on a first come, first served basis.

Returning Course Reserve Materials

All reserve items must be returned to the Reserve Desk at the main Circulation counter.

Please do not place reserve items in bookdrops. Remote bookdrops are emptied infrequently and not emptied in inclement weather. Reserve material is time-sensitive and must be returned on time or you will incur steep fines.

handicapped icon Disabled Students

We are always happy to make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Please contact the Circulation Department.