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

2 hour, 24 hour and three day loan periods
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

Four hour loan period
Available at the Audio Desk on the Ground floor
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


Available 24/7 from any networked computer
Click 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