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Course Reserves: Home

View Course Reserves

To find items on reserve, search the INDY catalog by course name or professor and limit your search to course reserves for a list of books or articles on reserve and limit on the right by faculty name or course number.

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About Course Reserves

The Course Reserves shelves are located behind the circulation desk in the front of the Mack Library. These shelves contain books that are either professors' personal copies of books, or specifically requested by professors to be withheld from the stacks as they are considered essential supplementary materials for courses. As such, books placed on course reserve have check-out time limit of two hours, and they may not leave the library during this two hour timeframe. The exception to this rule is if you have checked out a library-owned item, at most, thirty minutes before close. If this is the case, the item is yours overnight and is to be returned as soon as possible the following day. Professors' personal copies may not leave the library. You may only check out two books held on a course reserve at a time.

If you would like to see a book on reserve, simply ask the librarian behind the desk for it and the book will be checked out to you.

Course Reserves

Loan Periods



Loan Period

Check Out & Return Times


Lost Charges



2 hours

During business hours

$1 per hour

Price of book, plus $15 processing fee

Library Items



Half-hour before closing and return within the first hour on the next business day.

$1 per hour

Non-Library Items


No Overnight