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Library Reserves

Students! Check to see if your professor(s) has put your textbook or related course materials on reserve at the Library Reserves Desk:

  1. Browse the new LibGuides Library Reserves by course, professor, or subject
  2. Several library reserve books (some textbooks, some related readings) are available in electronic form:
    Search the library catalog for immediate availability online.
  3. If not listed above, please double-check our legacy Ares Reserves system by course or professor

Faculty Requests to add Course Reserves

**The library is transitioning to LibGuides Reserves throughout Summer/Fall 2021. Contact the circulation desk for more information. libcirc@ship.edu, or 717-477-1461.

Submit a reserves request via the E-reserves request form

Feel free to contact us through the Ask Us Anything form for assistance.

If you copy a previous Ares course forward, we will get the course posted in Ares and also add it to the new Reserves system.

How soon do I have to return Reserve materials?

Reserves items may be borrowed one item at a time. Reserves are first-come, first-served; we are unable to hold Reserves items for later pickup and cannot renew these items.

Loan periods

1. Three-hour loans

  • Only one item is loaned to an individual at a time
  • Item due at the Reserves Desk three (3) hours after check out
  • Items charged out less than 1 hour before building closing time will be due within two hours of the next opening time
    (becomes an overnight loan).

2. One-day loans 

  • Items due back to Reserves Desk before closing time the day after check out

3. Three-days loan

  • Items due back to Reserves Desk before closing time three (3) days after check out

4. Seven-days loan (graduate courses only)

  • Items due back to Reserves Desk before closing time seven (7) days after check out

Overdue Fines on Reserve Materials

  • Three-hour reserve (overnight loans): $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $100.00.
  • One, three, and seven-day reserve: $5.00 per day to a maximum of $100.00.

All fines are due and payable when the overdue item is returned. Payment by check, money order, or cash will be accepted. When a reserve item is overdue or reserve fines are charged against your record, you are blocked from further library transactions and a library hold is placed on your student record.

Note: All reserve transactions require presentation of a valid Shippensburg University I.D.