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Course Reserves

Student Information

How to use course reserves
  • Ask for the items you need at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.
  • You need a valid MCard to check out reserve items.
  • No more than three reserve items can be checked out at once.
  • Reserve materials may not be renewed, held for a user, or reserved for a later time period.
  • Patron information is confidential in compliance with the library's User Privacy Policy.
Reserve Loan Periods
  • 2 Hour - in-library use only; must be returned within two hours of check-out time.
  • 3 Hour - can be checked out for home use for three hours.
  • 4 Hour- in-library use only; must be returned within four hours of check-out time.
  • 24 Hour - can be checked out for home use; due 24 hours from the time they are checked out.
  • 2 Day - can be checked out for home use for 2 days.
  • 3 Day - can be checked out for home use for 3 days.
  • 7 Day - can be checked out for home use for 7 days.
Fines for Overdue Reserves
  • 2, 3, 4 and 24 hour reserve items - $1.00 per hour.
  • 2, 3 and 7 day items - $5.00 per day.
  • DO NOT return reserve materials to the drop box, give them to a staff person at the Circulation Desk.
  • Deadlines (to ensure materials are available by first day of classes) -
    • Lists for Winter semester are due by November 17
    • Lists for Spring/Summer semester are due by April 26
    • Lists for Fall semester are due by August 13
    • Please allow 3-5 days for processing after Reserve forms are received by the library.
Faculty Information

What can be put on Reserve?
  • The Reserve Service will purchase most items requested for Reserve if the Library does not own a copy.
  • We may not be able to purchase:
    • very expensive works
    • multiple copies of multi-volume sets
    • out-of-print items.
  • Once the purchased item has been received in the Reserve Department, an e-mail will be sent to the requester indicating the item has been received and placed on Reserve for the course.
  • The Reserve Office will accept personally-owned books and videos from faculty and staff in accordance with copyright restrictions.
  • Items borrowed from other libraries cannot be placed on Reserve unless the professor obtains written permission from the loaning institution.
How to put materials on Reserve
  • Complete the online Reserve Form. As you fill out the form, please remember:
    • If materials that you need are not already owned by the library, we will try to obtain them, following these guidelines.
    • The library will follow guidelines for copyright and multiple copies.
    • Select a loan period that fits the needs of your students.
  • Provide the library with any personal copies you want to have on Reserve.
  • Reserve requests are generally processed in 3-5 working days from the time they are received.
Copyright and Multiple Copies
  • The Reserve service functions as an extension of classroom reading and/or reflects an individual student's right to photocopy copyrighted materials for personal use under the doctrine of "Fair Use".
  • The Reserve Office honors faculty requests for photocopied materials within the bounds of current copyright legislation.
  • For materials that require copyrighted permission, faculty will need to supply a full bibliographic citation along with the Name, Address, Publisher, Year, and a phone number of the copyright holder.
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Reserve staff are generally available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 313-593-5457 or

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4901 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128-2406
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