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Course Reserves

Course reserves are textbooks and instructional materials that CCSF students can borrow. Reserves include books, articles, homework assignments, videos/DVDs, and other instructional content. Because course reserves are shared by many, they are only available for check out for limited amounts of time.  Using reserved textbooks saves students money. For faculty members looking for information on placing materials on reserve, please visit Course Reserves for faculty.

IMPORTANT: While the Library is closed due to COVID-19, most course reserves can be checked out for 2 weeks and can be renewed if no one else has requested them. See the CCSF Virtual Library for details.

Search Course Reserves

Look for course reserves using OneSearch, the Library search tool.  Click the Course Reserves tab and search by Course, Instructor or Title.  If you don’t see the book for your course ask your instructor to consider working with the library to put a copy on reserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I check out reserve item? Loans are short term, ranging from one hour to 7 days.
How much are fines for late reserve items? Important!! Reserves fines are 50 cents per hour.  The reason for this high rate is that other students may need the book.
When are course reserves due back at the library? Reserve books have exact return dates. For example, a book with a 24 hour check out period that was checked out at 1:30pm is due exactly at 1:30pm the following day. If this due date and time falls during closed hours, the book is due one hour after the library opens on the next business day.
Can I request or place a hold on a reserve item? No; reserves must be checked out from and returned to same the library.
Can I check out multiple reserve items? Yes; students may check out up to two books at a time. Textbooks with accompanying manuals or workbooks are counted as one book. 
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