Reserves are print materials that serve as required reading for Fuller courses.

Finding Reserve Items

Students may search for required texts in the Course Reserves list in the library catalog, either by course name or text title. The call number of the desired text must be brought to the Circulation Desk, as books are ordered by call number, not course number. Circulation staff will then retrieve the requested the text.

Checking out Reserve Items

Students may check out up to 5 reserve items at a time for two hours at a time. These materials may be taken out of the library, with the exception of books with “Library Use Only” sleeves. Reserve material that may only be used in the library include books that belong in the library’s Reference Collection, reserve periodicals, special collection reserves, and faculty members’ personal materials on reserve.

Late Fees

Reserve books may not be renewed. Patrons must return reserve books to the Circulation Desk by their due time. Materials that are not returned on time incur a late fee at a rate of $0.25 per hour.


Patrons may place a hold on a reserve book that is checked out. When the book is returned, it will be held for the first person in the hold queue for 20 minutes. If the book is not picked up within that 20-minute window, it will be offered to the next person in the queue. If no one else has placed a hold on it, the book becomes available on a first come, first served basis.

Overnight Check-outs

Two hours before closing time (e.g., 7:00 p.m.), Reserve books may be checked out overnight, due the following day at 10:00 a.m (1 hour after opening). Since the library is closed on Sundays, a reserve item that is checked out on Saturday after 2:00 p.m. will be due Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.


eReserves are different from course Reserves. Material on eReserves is available electronically on students’ course Canvas page.