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 our campus libraries.
Course Reserves for Students
Ask for Course Reserves by call number at the Circulation Desk.
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 Reserves for Students
At the back of the library you will find Open Reserves. These consist of two filing cabinets with printed articles and another cabinet containing rock trays. Articles are filed under the professor's last name. The materials in Open Reserves do not belong to the Geology Library- we are only the host for the materials.
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.
Reserves 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.