What are reserves?
Reserves are books and other print and non-print items which are required materials for coursework. These items are placed in specially designated areas within the library and given shortened loan periods. Course reserves include syllabi, books, lecture notes, journal articles, class assignments, sample tests, videos, audio cassettes, and other relevant information to support classroom instruction.
Where are the reserve collections?
In Knight and branch libraries:
Reserve collections are found in the Knight Library and branch libraries: Architecture and Allied Arts Library, Law Library, Mathematics Library, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Library, Portland Library and Learning Commons, and the Science Library. In the Knight Library, reserve collections can be found at the Knight Checkout/Information Desk, the Document Center, and the Audio & Video Room (Douglass Room).
How can I tell what is on reserve for a certain course?
Select the Course Reserves tab at the top of any library webpage and then search by either instructor's name or by course to find titles and call numbers of materials on reserve for your class.
- Reserve AAA-- Architecture and Allied Arts Library
- Reserve Documents-- Document Center, Knight Library
- Douglass Reserve--Audio & Video Room (Douglass Listening Room), Knight Library
- Reserve Knight-- Checkout/Information Desk, Knight Library
- Law Reserve-- Law Library
- Reserve Math-- Math Library
- Reserve OIMB-- Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
- Reserve UO PDX-- Portland Library and Learning Commons
- Reserve Science-- Science Library
I need to watch a reserve videotape and don't have a vcr, where can I watch it? A few of us need to view the videotape together, is there a room we can use?
There are viewing stations in the Audio & Video Room (Douglass Room), Knight Library as well as near the Microforms Desk on the first floor of Knight. There are four reservable group study rooms with vcrs installed: 147B, 343, 402 and 426. Reserve these using the campus 25Live system. In addition there are two more group rooms that are first come first served: 102 and 245.
Can reserve items be taken out of the library?
Some reserve items may be taken from the library; others must be used on site. Reserve materials have loan periods between two and twenty-four hours. Loan periods for most items are chosen by the instructor.
What are the fines for overdue reserve items?
$4.00 for first hour or any part, $1.50 per subsequent hour
The library is responsible for providing access to reserve materials to all students. Fines are structured to encourage borrowers to return them on time. In addition to late fines for returning reserve items overdue, people who frequently or purposefully hold items from other students are referred to the Office of Student Conduct.
How long does it take for items to be placed on reserve?
Reserve staff process requests from instructors in the order in which they are received. During the first few weeks of each term when the majority of requests are received, it may take from four to eight days for the material to be ready for use. Items for reserve which are received during the later parts of terms are normally processed within one to three days.
You may submit Reserve Request Lists using the On-line Reserve Request Form or a paper copy of this form available at all Reserve Desks. More information about reserve request lists can be found on the Course Reserves: Faculty Information page.
Architecture and Allied Arts Library Reserves: Derek Cloo (346-1867)
Audio & Video Room (Douglass Room) reserves: Terry McQuilkin (346-0380)
Documents Reserves: Tiffany Thorton (346-1937)
Knight Library Reserves: Eric Clark (346-1918)
Science/Math Libraries Reserves: Lara Nesselroad (346-2664)