How to Find Course Reserves
Where do I search for course reserves?
Click the COURSE RESERVES link on the front page of the NDSU Libraries website.
Search by course code (e.g. ENGL 225), course name (e.g. Introduction to Film), or instructor's last name. You will 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 also some located in the Business Learning Center in Barry Hall. The record will show you where the item is located. Electronic Reserves are available through the online catalog. If a reserve is available on the library website, click on the “View It” tab to access it. 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 (example: ENGL222). Your instructor will give you the password (they often put it in the syllabus).
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.