What are reserves?
How do I check out materials on reserve?
How many reserve materials may I check out at one time?
May I take reserve materials out of the library?
May I renew reserve materials that I have checked out?
What are the late fees for reserve materials not returned on time?
Do I have to return reserve materials to the circulation desks?
May I place a hold on materials that are already checked out by another patron?
How do I find materials placed on reserve by my instructor?

What are reserves?

Reserves are library or instructor's materials set aside in the Thomas Jefferson Library to supplement student coursework and classroom research. Loan periods for these materials range from two hours to one week.

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How do I check out materials on reserve?

Reserve materials are available only to UM-St. Louis faculty, staff, and students. You will need a valid University of Missouri - St. Louis ID card to check out reserve materials.

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How many reserve materials may I check out at one time?

You may have two reserves checked out at one time.

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May I take reserve materials out of the library?

Yes, most items on reserve can leave the library except for materials listed as "Two hours-Library Use Only".

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May I renew reserve materials that I have checked out?

No, there are no renewals of any reserve item. If multiple copies of the item are available, you may be able to check out a different copy.

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What are the late fees for reserve materials not returned on time?

Fines for overdue reserve materials are:

- 2 hour Lib. Use Only & 2 hour (regular checkout) = $1.00 per hour.
- 1 day, 3 days, or 1 week = $2.00 per day.

Fines begin immediately after the time due.
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Do I have to return reserve materials to the circulation desks?

Yes. Items returned to the book-drop outside the Libraries are not discharged immediately and may accrue a fine. Reserve materials need to be returned directly to the circulation desk for immediate check in. Do NOT return reserve materials to any other library.

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May I place a hold on materials that are already checked out by another patron?

No, “HOLDS” cannot be placed on reserve materials.

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How do I find materials placed on reserve by my instructor?

1. Start at the Libraries’ home page: http://www.umsl.edu/libraries

(If you are at a Library computer workstation: click on the HOME button on the browser toolbar, if visible OR click on the START button, then click on “Library Homepage”)

2. Click on Reserves - under Library Services on the left-hand menu

3. Click on STUDENTS

--For Reserves by Professor: click on Professor's Name and type the Professor’s LAST NAME only

--For Reserves by Course Name: click on Course Name and type the course name, (example: "English 1100").

4. Note the current availability. If the item is available, it will say "NOT CHECKED OUT."

5. Take the RESERVE CALL NUMBER and your University of Missouri - St. Louis I.D. to the Circulation/Reserves Desk

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