Instructors may place books, study guides, practice tests, artifacts, models, audiovisuals, and other items on “reserve.” This means that the items are placed on limited circulation so that as many people as possible will have access to them during the time needed. These items may be checked out for the specified time period at the Reserves Desk inside the library. Library cards are required to check-out any reserve item. In some cases, a driver’s license or student ID may be required and retained at the Reserve Desk until the item is returned.
Circulation periods for reserve items are usually one hour and are often restricted to “room use,” which means that the item(s) cannot be removed from the library. Overdue fines for reserve items are calculated at fifty cents per hour (or fraction of hour over 15 minutes), with a maximum of $8.00 per item. The replacement cost for lost reserve items is the actual cost, if available, or $25.00 for each individual item. Debts will be handled as indicated above for lost or damaged items.