Collins Memorial Library


What are Reserves?

The reserve collection consists of assigned readings placed on short term loan at faculty request.  Its purpose is to make a limited number of copies available to all members of the class.  The reserve collection is located behind the circulation desk.  It includes instructors' personal copies, library materials, photocopies of articles, and other materials in high demand.


How do I find what's on reserve for my class?

Consult PRIMO, our online catalog and click the "Reserves: Course" button.  Reserves can be searched by your professor's name or by the course.  The titles are listed along with their call number and check-out status.  After looking up the call number, give this number to the circulation assistant working behind the desk and the material will be checked out to you.


What are the loan periods for reserves?

Loan periods are assigned by the faculty member and include 2 hour, 3 hour, overnight, 3 days, and one week.  If an item is marked 2 hour/3 hour reserve and is not restricted to in-library use, it may be used overnight if checked out within 2 hours of closing.


Can I renew reserves?

No, reserves cannot be renewed.


How many reserves can I check out at one time?

Only 3 reserve items may be checked out to a patron at one time.


How much are fines?

  • 2 hr - $.50/hr per item 
  • 3 hr - $.50/hr per item 
  • 24 hr - $.25/hr per item 
  • 3 day - $3.00/day per item 
  • 1 wk - $1.00/day per item 
  • Replacement fee - $50.00 per item (non-refundable)