You can check to see if your instructor has placed any materials on reserve by using the Search for Reserves box in the left column of this page. There is also a Reserves Search tab on the UCSC library's home page.
Enter a course number (ex: Economics 100) or your instructor's last name. If a list has been created for the class, you will see a list of items with their location, call number and status. Note that some classes have reserves at both libraries, but most will have reserves at only one library.
Using the Search for Reserves box, you can find the call number and the location of the item(s) you want to check out. Bring the call number for the item you want to the Circulation Desk, and the desk staff will retrieve the item for you. You will need your photo ID to check out the item.
The most common loan period for Course Reserves is 2-hours, but reserve items also check out for 24-hours or 72-hours depending on the instructor's request. Due times are rounded to the nearest hour. For more information, visit the Reserves Loan Periods section.
With a few exceptions, yes, you can take reserve materials out of the library. You must return them to the library from which they were checked out and before the loan period has expired.
You may request the item(s) to be booked for a later time. Bookings can be placed, in-person only, on 15-minute increments (for example: 8:00, 8:15, 8:30, and 8:45). You will have 15 minutes to pick up your booked item(s) before it will be canceled and made available for another patron. For more information, visit the Reserve Bookings section.
Yes, reserve items accrue overdue fees on an hourly basis. The fees are $5 for the first hour, or partial hour, and $2 for every hour, or partial hour, thereafter.
Reserve items have a 15-minute grace period, during which no overdue fees accrue. For more information, visit the Reserve Overdue Fees section.
If the overdue fees exceed $24 (undergraduates), and $49.00 (graduates, faculty ,and staff), OR are 90 days past due, your library privileges will be suspended.