Answered By: Gina Bolger
Last Updated: Sep 06, 2021     Views: 69

What are Course Reserves?

Miller Library offers a reserve system for faculty to provide material to their students for a limited time. Reserves should be requested when an instructor anticipates a heavy demand on items, and can include books, videos, articles, and websites, as well as works authored by the professor, such as exams or class notes. Items on reserve are either located behind the Circulation Desk or online through the library’s eReserve service.

When placing an item on reserve, professors choose whether to place it on a 2 hour, 4 hour, 1 day, or 1 week reserve. Any items with a 4 hour or less check out period cannot leave the library. Reserve items cannot be renewed or have holds or recalls placed on them. A limit of five reserve items per person can be checked out at one time. Materials returned late incur a $1 charge for every time unit (hour or day) late they are returned (week reserves use the day unit when calculating the charge), up to a $5 fine.

How do Students Access Course Reserves?

  1. Select Course Reserves on Miller Library's homepage (
  2. Search by course or instructor (note: the instructor name for all PGS courses is “PGS Staff”).
    • Physical items are located at Miller Library’s front desk.
    • Items listed as “ERESOURCE,” are accessible online by selecting the title, and providing your name, disciplenet number, and the course password.