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About Reserves

Course reserves are physical and digital materials that the instructor of a course has ensured will be readily accessible throughout the duration of the course. These materials have shorter loan periods than standard library books to allow a high volume of access.

Accessing Reserves

  • UC Library Search: Items can be viewed through UC Library Search(opens in a new tab) by searching the instructor name, department name, or course number. If the item is electronic, it can be accessed directly through UC Library Search by those who are on campus or properly connected from off campus. If the item is available in print, its physical location will be listed.
  • In-person: Print reserves can be accessed by visiting the circulation desk of the item's respective library and requesting the title. These materials have a 2-hour loan period.
  • Bruin Learn: Course reserve reading 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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