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Course Reserves & Readings


Due to the ongoing pandemic, there are restrictions on physical course reserves. Where possible, eBooks have been purchased to provide the required readings listed.

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:

  • 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.

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
  • Percentage of pages to download
  • How long an eBook can be used by one patron

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”.