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McFarlin Course and Textbook Reserves: McFarlin Course Reserves Program

A guide to McFarlin's course and textbook reserves, how items are selected, policies, etc.

McFarlin Course Reserves Program

Course reserves are supplementary course readings or selected research materials that an instructor has requested be set aside for their classes.

  • They are located upstairs at the Library Service Desk next to the café.
  • The course reserve area is open during library hours.

Loan periods for these materials are shorter than for regular books and vary depending on type of materials and request of faculty placing items on reserve:

  • 2-hour, restricted to library use only
  • 2-hour, overnight, if checked out within the last 2 hours before closing
  • 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day.

*Fines for reserve materials returned late are $1.00 per hour up to a maximum of $6.00 per item. 
*Reserve materials cannot be put on hold.

Course Reserves Policy

  • Loan periods vary depending on type of materials and request of faculty placing items on reserve:
    • 2-hour, restricted to library use only
    • 2-hour, overnight, if charged out within the last 2 hours before closing
    • 1-day, 3-day, 7-day, or 2-week.
  • Holds and recalls are not allowed.
  • Renewal checkouts are not allowed.
  • Fines for materials returned late are $1.00 per hour up to a maximum of $6.00 per item.
  • Fines for damaged materials will be determined by library administration, and a billing charge will be placed on the patron’s account. Damaged materials billings are nonrefundable.
  • If materials become 24 hours overdue, patrons are billed for the replacement of the material (actual cost or if undetermined a default of $100.00) plus a $20.00 cataloging fee plus a $5.00 billing fee. Replacement cost of a reserve photocopy is $6.00.
  • Fines and bills may be paid at the payment window in the first floor of McClure Hall during normal business hours or online. You must bring your receipt as proof of fine payment to the Library Service Desk before you will be allowed to resume your normal library privileges.
  • To allow time for processing, submit reserve requests on the appropriate form at least five working days prior to class assignments. Requests are date-stamped when received and processed in order of receipt.
  • Personal copies of books will be barcoded on the back cover. Personal copies must be identified by the instructor's signature inside the front cover of the book. The Library assumes no responsibility for personal materials which are placed on reserve.