Course Reserves


Due to the ongoing pandemic, course reserves are restricted to physical paper items that are not represented in the Hathi Trust. Where possible, eBooks have been purchased to provide the required readings listed.

Physical items not represented in the Hathi Trust are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are limited to a maximum one business day loan period. This is because the books must be quarantined for 4 days before circulating to the next patron. For example, if a patron borrows a course reserve book on a Tuesday, the book must be returned by 9:00 am on the following Thursday in order to be in quarantine for the 4 requisite days.

We are aware this benefits those students living locally. We will do our best to provide copyright compliant scans of the required readings.

Course reserves can be accessed at the Circulation Desk through the UTL catalogue. They have one loan period as described above.

In all cases, the following restrictions apply:

  • Curbside pickup times are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • No holds; multiple student requests for the same item will be queued in a numerical order supplied by the UTL request system.
  • No renewals – the item must be requested again through the UTL catalogue
  • 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.