Reserve Units

AUTUMN QUARTER 2021 UPDATE: Both e-resources and physical materials (books and media) will be available. Most physical reserves titles will be held centrally in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Instructors may find more information on our Course Reserves FAQ or by consulting your subject librarian.

For Autumn 2021, materials may be placed on reserve at any of the following UW Libraries. Contact your library of choice for more information.

Course Reserves - General Loan Information

Returning Reserve Material

When the library is open, reserve items must be returned to the desk where the items were checked out. After hours, books may be returned to the outside book return of the library where they were checked out. Items returned to other UW Libraries will not be checked in until they reach the library where they were checked out. This can take several days. During this time fines will be charged.

Responsibilities of Patrons

Patrons are responsible for knowing when reserve items are due and for understanding the Libraries' fine and circulation policies.

Renewing Reserve Material

Reserve books cannot be renewed - reserve materials must be returned when they are due. However, some units will allow users to check reserve materials out again immediately if no one is waiting. Ask about this at the library where the reserve is located.