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About Reserves

Course reserves are library materials that an instructor has ensured will be accessible throughout the duration of their course. These materials have short loan periods to allow a high volume of access.

Accessing Reserves

  • UC Library Search: Items can be found in UC Library Search by searching the instructor name, department name or course number. If the item is digital, it can be accessed through UC Library Search on campus or with the UCLA VPN. If the item is available in print, its physical location will be listed.
  • In-person: Print reserves can be accessed at the circulation desk of the item's respective library. These materials have a 2-hour loan period.
  • Bruin Learn: Course reserve lists can be accessed through Bruin Learn if the instructor chooses to make them available there.

Digital Audio Reserves

Online audio assignments require a password that is only available to students enrolled in the class. Ask your instructor or the Music Library about accessing your assignment.

Information for Instructors

If you are an instructor who would like to place a reserve request, please see our Course Reserves Information for Instructors page.


Browsing UC Library Search for Reserves

Watch this short video to learn how to use our catalog to search for course reserves.
Screenshot of search fields in UC Library Search

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