Course Reserves FAQ

How many reserve books may I check out at one time?

Patrons are limited to checking out only 2 reserve books at one time. One or two of these books must be returned before you can check out additional reserve books. This ensures equal access to the reserve materials by all students of the class.

May I renew a reserve book?

Reserve items with 2 hour loan periods may be renewed if they are not in high demand. Renewals are not allowed for reserve items that have 1 day, 3 day, or 7 day loan periods. You must wait one day after returning a reserve book before checking it out again. This allows everyone in a class to have access to the materials.

May I check out a reserve book for longer than the loan period?

The instructor who placed the book on reserve may extend the loan period. The instructor should contact the Course Reserves Unit by phone or email to indicate that a specific student has permission to check out a reserve item for longer than the normal loan period.

How much are overdue reserve fines?

  • 2 hour charges - 50¢/hour or portion of an hour
  • 1 day charges - $3.00/day
  • 3 day charges - $3.00/day
  • 7 day charges - $3.00/day

Why are e-reserves password protected?

E-reserves are password protected to comply with copyright law. The UGA Libraries abide by the Fair Use Exception clause of the copyright law which states (in part) that photocopies of materials can be used for classroom purposes. The password provides for the restriction of the materials to a particular class. Tests, quizzes, and notes are also password protected to provide for continuity and to protect the instructor's copyright on those materials.

How do I get the password to my e-Reserves?

If you are the instructor of the class, you choose the password and it is submitted along with the other reserve materials.

If you are a student, your instructor gives the password to you. If you have lost your password, you must contact your instructor. Library staff cannot give out e-reserve passwords.

Where is the study guide for the Georgia Constitution Test?

From the Course Reserves web page, click on the "Search Course Reserves" button. From the drop down button "Course" under the Course Reserve tab, select the listing entitles "POLTEST: Georgia and U.S. Constitution Test." Georgia's Constitution and Government (6th ed.) is available as a hard copy behind the circulation desk and as an e-reserve online.

I am an instructor and have just submitted my course reserve list. How long will it take to process it?

Processing times vary throughout the year depending on the current workload of the Course Reserves Unit. The first 3-4 weeks of each semester, usually the busiest times of the year, are when a backlog of requests is most likely. To ensure that a list is processed before classes begin, we recommend that you submit your list at least 2 weeks before the first day of class. Processing times can be dependent on the types of materials requested. For example, if a book that has been requested for reserve is currently checked out, we must wait for its return before we can process it. Similarly, if the library does not own the requested book, it must be purchased before we can place it on reserve.