Library Reserves General Information

Instructors who assign outside reading to students often put those readings on reserve. Those books, photocopies and A-V materials are available for student use at the Reserve Reading Desk or Media Resources Center in R.B. House Undergraduate Library or the reserve reading collections in departmental libraries.

Certain materials are also eligible for electronic reserve (e-reserve). Photocopied items (book chapters, journal articles, quizzes and syllabi) will automatically be placed on e-reserve if accompanied by full bibliographic information for processing by reserves staff. Entire books and coursepacks are not eligible for e-reserve.

The Undergraduate Library Reserve Reading Desk has the largest reserve collection on campus and has more than 12,000 items on reserve each semester for over 1000 courses. The Reserve Desk is open 24 hours each day of the week with the exception of weekends and university break periods. Photocopies and books on reserve are available anytime the Library is open. E-reserves are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Any person with a UNC One Card can check out material on paper reserve. Online e-reserve materials are available from any computer on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Students, faculty, and staff with a valid UNC-CH 9-digit PID (Person ID) may access e-reserves from off-campus.

E-reserves may only be searched by Course ID and/or Instructor. Documents are stored in PDF format. Users will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on their machine to view these documents.

All reserves documents are protected under the Copyright Laws of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governing the making of photocopies of copyrighted material.

Contact Reserves (reserve_reading at unc dot edu) at 919-962-1054 for more information.

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