Materials on course reserve are located at the circulation desk of the library listed in Chinook. Materials may be checked out listed during normal hours of operation. Please be sure to check the location listed next to the items on the course listing in Chinook.
Reserve materials check out for a limited number of hours as decided by the course instructor. The check out time is included in the item listing.
Fines for overdue Reserve materials are currently $2.00 per hour overdue.
Return reserve items directly to the library's circulation desk. Do not return reserve items to indoor or outdoor return bins as the item will remain checked out to you until received by circulation staff and fines will accrue.
If an instructor’s name or course number doesn’t appear in Chinook, it could be that the course materials haven't been delivered to Reserves yet.
Placing physical materials on reserve at the University Libraries
Both material owned by the University Libraries, as well as material owned by the instructor or department may be placed on reserve for CU Boulder courses.
To place items on reserve, please use the information above to submit your requests to the proper library.
Personal or departmental materials may either brought to the service desk where items will be placed on reserve or sent via campus mail. You may also bring CU Libraries materials to the service desk where they will be on reserve or have us retrieve them. Library call numbers for items to be retrieved must be provided. Please be sure that the call numbers are complete and correct on your request form so we can retrieve the exact title and edition.\
Checked-out materials will be retrieved by one of our Reserves Specialists.
If you'd like the Libraries to purchase an item to be placed on reserve, please note this in your reserve request or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 303-492-5506 for assistance.
Items not accepted:
- Unauthorized (pirated) copies of commercially available material
- Materials borrowed from another library or rented from a commercial establishment
- Photocopies of single or collected articles or other writings
Using electronic University Libraries materials in your course
If you plan on using electronic library materials in your course, you can make them available to your students by posting a link to a particular library database, article, or ebook on your course page. To ensure that students can access the material, we recommend these steps:
Check to make sure your item allows for multiple online users
Use a link students can access off-campus
Make sure the resource will be available for the duration of the semester
If you have any questions on how to do the above, or you would like to purchase electronic content for a class, please contact your subject specialist.
If you have content you would like digitized for a Canvas class, please see the University Libraries Media Conversion Services.
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