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Required course-related materials can be put on reserve for you by the Libraries staff.

Course Reserve Service Locations

Print materials can be made available for Course Reserves use at the following locations:

Audio, video, music books, and scores are available for use from the Avery Fisher Center (AFC) located on the 7th Floor of Bobst Library.

Materials You Can Place on Reserve

  • Books from the Libraries’ collections.

  • Books not yet in the Libraries’ collection. Reserves staff will order one or more copies to accommodate your students’ needs.

  • Personal copies of any media (books, photocopies, etc.). Personal copies can be picked up at the end of the semester, or mailed to you.

  • Links to the Libraries’ e-journals, ebooks, and databases.

  • Videos, DVDs, and music from the AFC.

Instructors Guide to Course Reserves (PDF 1.9MB)

Submit a Course Reserves Request

Submission Deadlines

In order to guarantee that your items will be available for the start of classes, please observe the following submission deadlines:

Academic Term Submission Deadline
Fall semester August 1st
Winter semester December 1st
Spring semester December 15th
Summer semester May 1st

Turnaround Time

Processing of items owned by the Libraries will generally be completed within 2 business days. Turnaround time is longer for items that the library must purchase. You’ll receive an email when your list is ready.


  • Print reserves (books and photocopies) are limited to 60 titles per course.

  • AFC reserves are limited to 120 items per course; no more than 30 of these can be videotapes.

  • Materials are kept on Course Reserves for 1 semester.

  • If the item is unavailable, personal copies may be placed on reserve either for the semester or until the ordered item becomes available.