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SU Libraries Course Reserves

Messages from Library Staff

Welcome to SU Libraries' Course Reserves System! Students, check here to see if your materials are available at our library service desk for short-term (2-3 hours) In-Library-Use. Search by Course, Professor, or Title/Author.

Faculty: You can request library materials to be placed on reserve by clicking the "Request Item" button. If you would like to request that a new book be purchased by the library to put on reserve for one of your courses, please contact your department's library liaison as soon as possible to begin the process. If our system is not showing prior reserves that you expected to find, contact us -- they may have expired in the past year, and can easily be reactivated. Log in to manage your account, or email Cassy Lewis at!

Several items from our course reserves textbook collection were scanned during the pandemic closure, and remain available for 2-hour digital checkout. To see if an item is available to check out digitally, look up your item and look for a "Check out digital copy" link to the right. Also, check MyClasses for other readings your professors have made available, as well as links to streaming media. If you have questions, please see our Faculty FAQ, Student FAQ, or contact us.

For Students

Search for course reserves items by your course number (ex. BIOL 101).

Search for course reserves items by your professor's name.

Search for course reserves items by the item's title or author.

Need help? See our Student FAQ or contact us for assistance.

For Faculty

Submit a new request for an item to be placed on course reserve.

Login to your account to see the status of your request and re-request past items.

Quickly find out if you need to submit a course reserve request for a particular item.

Need help? See our Faculty FAQ or contact us for assistance.