Answered By: Grand Strand Circulation
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015     Views: 77

The reserve collection is a small collecton of materials, often owned by the professor rather than by the library, that has been set aside for a specific class. Because each person in the class is usually expected to use the materials, they can only be checked out for 2 hours at a time, and must not leave the library. This way everyone in the class has a chance to use the materials within a short period of time.

Reserve collections are located behind the circulation desk at each campus. If your professor has told you that an item for your class is "on reserve," ask the library staff member at the circulation desk for assistance.

Note: Reserve in this context does not mean that students can make an appointment in advance to use the materials. Reserve materials are available first come first serve, thus the short check out period to reduce wait times.

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