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Macdonald DeWitt Library at SUNY Ulster

Policies & Services: Course Reserves

Course Reserves

What's on Closed Reserve at the library?

What kind of material is on reserve? 

  • The reserve collection includes books, videos, CDs, and any other materials an instructor has requested to be set aside for class use.

Are all course textbooks on reserve?

  • No. Textbooks are provided and placed on reserve by the faculty.
  • We do not have any Math textbooks on reserve.


Where are reserve items located?

  • All Closed Reserve material is located behind the Circulation Desk.

How do I borrow reserves material?

  • Request Closed Reserve materials by title and present your SUNY Ulster ID.

Is there a limit to how many reserves items I may borrow?

  • We ask that you borrow only one item at a time to keep as much available to other students as possible during busy times.

How long may I borrow reserve material?

  • Generally, course reserve material does not leave the library and is due back before the library closes. This shortened time limit is to give everyone in the class a chance to use the materials.
  • Some materials may circulate for longer periods; check with the Circulation Desk for specific details.

May I "reserve" a Course Reserves item?

  • No, reserves are available on a first come, first served basis.