Course Reserves Borrowing

COVID-19 Update:

Course reserves requests for the Fall 2020 semester will all be completed via ebook or digitizing book requests. Physical reserve items will not go out on loan. Please visit our Remote Resources FAQ page for more information regarding updates being made to the Course Reserves program.

Course Reserve materials are course-related textbooks, books, articles, videos, etc., that available either physically or electronically upon an instructor’s request.

Finding Course Reserve Materials

You can search for course reserve materials through the OneSearch library catalog. To limit your search to course materials, select “Course Reserves” library catalog from the drop-down menu in the search box. You can search course materials by keyword, title, author, class by course number (e.g. ANTH 1A), course name, or instructor.

The Library has created a step-by-step guide to accessing digitized books on reserve.

Borrowing Course Reserve Materials

Physical course reserves, such as books, DVDs and CDs are located behind the Information and Borrowing Desk on the first level of the Goldfarb Library. Unlike materials from the stacks, reserve materials have the following restrictions:

Loan Periods

Material Type

Loan Period

Overdue Fine

Course Reserve Books & Personal Reserves 2 hours* $2 per hour
Course Reserve Media (DVD, CD, etc) 4 hours* $2 per hour

* Library-owned books may be taken out of the library within 2 hours of closing and are due at opening the next day. Personal reserve items cannot leave the library.

Other Course Reserve Restrictions

Finding Reserve Videos in LATTE

Some instructors may show films through LATTE. Only videos that your instructor has specifically requested for LATTE are available online. To view your videos, the LATTE videos block on the LATTE homepage. LATTE videos are accessible only to students enrolled in the course and only for the duration of the course. No public showings are permitted.

For help viewing LATTE Videos, contact the Technology Help Desk at help@brandeis.edu.