Course Reserves serve to subsidize student access to course materials.
Course Reserves are items placed on reserve by an instructor for an upcoming course. Generally instructors request that any required reading materials be placed on reserve.
The materials are made available during the quarter that the course is active. To allow a high-volume of access to these materials, they have a shorter loan period than standard library books.
The following are available:
- Physical materials held for 2-hour reserve at designated Library locations.
- Links to licensed resources including online articles, books, and other resources. The Library will purchase licenses for online materials whenever possible for Course Reserves.
- The Library can provide media from the UCLA Library collections and other sources via the Digital Library Reserves.
- Subject Librarians are available to consult with faculty to help identify possible alternative material for course reserves.
Course reserve reading lists allow instructors to compile information on access to materials on their reading list that make it easier for students to navigate retrieving these materials from the library.
Course Reserves requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Turnaround times may be longer than usual because of high demand.