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Course Reserves & Readings


Physical items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are limited to 3 loan periods, depending on the instructions from the professor or projected number of students taking the class. These loan periods are 3 hours, 24 hours, and 72 hours. This means a patron will have the privilege of using the item for that set time period.

The following Graham Library controlled restrictions apply to physical items:

  • No holds
  • No renewals
  • Only one Course Reserve can be signed out at a time
  • Overdue fines are $0.50/hour. There is a grace period of 15 minutes.

When returning a physical item from the course reserves, please return the item directly to someone at the circulation desk so they can be discharged immediately from your account. Do not put the course reserve in a drop box. 

eBooks have license designations set by the publisher and their host platform, not by the Graham Library or by the University of Toronto. These include:

  • How many users can use the eBook at any given time (1-user, 3-user, or unlimited)
  • Percentage of pages to download, as permitted by copyright law
  • How long an eBook can be used by one patron (this is usually set to 60 minutes)

Course readings can be accessed at the Circulation Desk through the UTL catalogue. Students and faculty should also find their readings in their course Quercus page under “Library Reading List”.