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Course Reserves

This guide highlights course reserve services the Sacramento State University Library provides to the campus community.

Welcome!

Whether you are a faculty member or student, this guide will help you find information about Course Reserves. Click the tabs on the left to navigate through the guide. 

If you need additional help with Course Reserves, we are available to assist you! Just email or call using the contact information below. 

Email: lib-reserve@csus.edu

Phone: (916) 278-6708

What are Course Reserves?

Course Reserves are course-related materials such as books or DVDs selected by instructors and made available for students to borrow from the University Library. The reserve collection includes materials that supplement and enhance coursework, and is not intended to be used as a textbook repository. We encourage instructors to submit personal copies of materials, such as textbooks, they would like students to have access to. Course Reserve materials are non-requestable (meaning first come-first served), and are considered in-demand, high-use items. Reserve items have shorter loan periods to facilitate sharing among students. Loan periods are assigned by instructors, and include 2-hours, 24-hours, 3-days, and 7-days. Due to demand, reserve items are located behind the 1st floor Library Service Desk, and will be retrieved by library staff upon request. 

Reserve materials may be:

  • Library owned print or ebooks and other media such as DVDs and CDs
  • Instructor owned print books and other media such as DVDs and CDs