Course Reserves for Students

Library materials are set aside by faculty to provide equal access for their class.
Materials are provided in print, electronic, sound, and video formats.

To look up a reserve

  • Click Course Reserves on the Library web page.
  • Select Course name or Instructor’s last name.
  • Search by the course title or the instructor’s last name.
  • Find the item you want and bring the call number to the desk.
  • Your Bates I.D. is required.

Print reserves have 2 hour, 24 hour, or three day loan periods and are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main floor. Most white labeled materials may be taken from the library.
Pink labeled materials are “Building Use Only”.

Audio, video, and scores have a four hour loan period and  are available at the Audio Desk on the Ground floor.   Audio reserves may not be removed from the library, except by the faculty who placed them on reserve. Facilities to view and listen to these reserves are provided.

E-Reserves are available 24/7 from any networked computer. Click on the title in the Course Reserves list. Click “Go to article” or “View Ebook”.

A link is provided on the reserve page for materials on Lyceum.

Reserves are in high demand. Short loan periods allow access for all. Make note of the due time. Fines are $2.00 per hour and increase to $4.00 per hour after four hours.