Reserve materials, which may be books, articles, chapters, sample tests, homework solutions, videos, CDs, DVDs, etc., are course related materials chosen by faculty for students in their classes. Any instructor teaching a course for The University of Texas at Austin may place materials on reserve in one of 10 campus libraries.
Open Reserve materials are also housed in the library, but are materials for students that are not necessarily associated with a course. You will find Open Reserves at the back of the library. The Open Reserves has two filing cabinets with printed articles and another cabinet containing rock trays. Look for articles in folders under your professor's name.
Ask for Course Reserves at the Circulation Desk. Course Reserves are shelved by call number.
To find a call number:
Go to our Library Catalog.
Select the link on the left that says Course Reserves.
Type in the Course Number or Name or the Course Professor's Name.
Open Reserve materials do not require check-out. Please use the materials in the Library, and return the items to the cabinet they were found.
For Faculty and Teaching Assistants
To add a course to Course Reserves, teaching assistants or faculty should fill out an online form or a print form available at the Circulation desk.
For the online form:
Go to Reserves.
Select On-Site Reserves.
Go to Faculty area and select Request.
To add an item to a Course that has already been established on Reserves, teaching assistants or faculty should give materials to library staff along with a written form (available at the Circulation desk) that indicates Course Number, Course Name, and Course Professor's Name.
Although the library hosts Open Reserves, teaching assistants or faculty are responsible for maintaining these files each semester.