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Reserve Services

What are reserves?

Reserves are materials required for coursework that are placed in specially designated areas within the library and given shortened loan periods. Course reserves include library- and instructor-owned books, videos, audio recordings, and other relevant materials in support of classroom instruction.

Where are the reserve collections?

  • Design Library
  • Document Center, Knight Library
  • Audio & Video Room (Douglass Listening Room), Knight Library
  • Checkout & Reserves Desk, Knight Library
  • Law Library
  • Math Library
  • Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
  • Portland Library and Learning Commons
  • Science Library

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.

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?

  • Audio & Video Room, Knight Library 3rd floor
    • 7 video viewing stations, with equipment to view VHS tapes, DVDs and laserdiscs
    • Up to three users can share a station (first-come, first-served)
  • Group study rooms with viewing equipment
    • 102 Knight Library: VCR and DVD players (first-come, first-served)
    • 147B Knight Library: DVD player (room reservable through 25Live system)
    • 245 Knight Library: DVD player  (first-come, first-served)

What are the fines for overdue reserve items?

$3.00 per hour or portion thereof

I'm teaching a class. How do I put materials on reserve?

See our page of course reserve information for faculty.


Design Library Reserves: Paula Seeger, (541-346-1867)
Audio & Video Room (Douglass Room) reserves: Terry McQuilkin (541-346-0380)
Documents Reserves: Tiffany Thorton (541-346-1937)
Knight Library Reserves: Eric Clark (541-346-1918)
Science/Math Libraries Reserves: Lara Nesselroad (541-346-2664)


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T: (541) 346-3053
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