How to Find Course Reserves

Where do I search for course reserves?

Click the Course Reserves tab on the front page of the NDSU Libraries website.

course reserves search box

Search by Course Code (e.g. ENGL 225), Course Name (e.g. Introduction to Film), or Instructor. You will then see a list of the materials on reserve for that specific course.

Not all required readings for your classes will be on reserve. The reserve collection only contains books and videos that your instructor has specifically requested.

Where can I access materials on reserve?

Most physical items are located in the Main Library behind the circulation desk. There are some located in Sudro Hall at the Health Sciences Library and some downtown at the Business Learning Center in Barry Hall. The record in HerdSearch will show you where the item is located. Electronic Reserves are available through the online catalog.

If a reserve is available online via HerdSearch, click on the “View It” tab to gain access.

course reserves search box

When you click on “view full text” it will ask for a username and password. The username is the course code in all caps with no spaces. The password will be supplied to you by your instructor.

course reserves search box

How long can I keep reserve materials?

Most items have a two-hour loan period and must remain in the library. If the professor has granted special permissions, they may be available for up to three days. If a two-hour reserve item is checked out fewer than two hours prior to close, the item will be due back when the library closes.