The Library's Course Reserves service allows faculty and instructors to make recommended or required course materials in a variety of formats--books, articles, media, and even rocks-- available to their students for use in the library only or for an abbreviated check out period. These materials are held at the Circulation Desk and limited checkout times to allow all students in a particular course to share the materials equitably.
Due to cost, textbooks are by far the most requested item for Course Reserves. Faculty may donate or loan a textbook to the library and we will then make it available to the students for use in the library for a short check out period. Faculty may retrieve any items loaned to the library at any time.
View the Library Catalog's course reserves collection. If your class is listed, click the course name to see items available on reserve. You can also check with your instructor or a Library staff member to find out whether a reserve is being held for your class.
Bring your NWACC student ID card to the library's front desk, where reserve materials are held. Because of high demand, you may check out only one reserve item at a time.
Most reserve items are for library use only, meaning they cannot leave the library.
Some course reserves may have a checkout period of 2 to 7 days.
Students expect reserve items to be on the shelf when they are supposed to be so they can use them. It is very important that you do not lose or forget to return course reserves since these materials are needed by other members of your class.
Reserve items available for 2 and 7 day checkout may be placed on hold. Items designated as library use only cannot be held.