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Course Reserves & Readings


Physical items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are limited to 1 of 3 loan periods. These loan periods are 3 hours, 24 hours, and 72 hours. This means any patron will have the privilege of using the item for that set time period. These items can leave the library, but they must be returned before their loan period is finished.

The following Graham Library controlled restrictions apply to physical items:

  • No holds or requests,
  • No renewals,
  • Only one Course Reserve can be signed out at a time,
  • Overdue fines are $0.50/hour.

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. Do not return the course reserve to a library other than the Graham. 

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”.