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ODU instructors may assign supplement coursework such as books, articles or videos. Students can check out physical copies or view them online.

For Students


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Search reserve items by professor, lecturer or instructor name.

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FAQs

  • What are reserves?
    Reserve materials are books, copies of journal articles and book chapters, or audiovisual items an instructor places on reserve to supplement assigned coursework.

    The loan period for reserve items is restricted according to the instructor's preference to ensure availability to the entire class. Loan periods can range from two hours to 2 weeks.
  • Who may borrow reserve materials?
    Anyone with a valid ODU ID card may borrow reserve items.
  • How do I find reserve materials?
    Reserve materials can be found by searching by Course Name or Number or by Professor, Lecturer or Instructor Name.
  • Where are reserve materials located?
    Reserve materials are located behind the Circulation Services Desk on the 3rd/Top floor of Spangler Learning Center.
  • Can reserve items be copied, and if so, where can I make copies?
    Yes, you may make a copy of a reserve item. A photocopier is located on the top floor of the library. Scanners are also available in the library.
  • What are the loan periods and fines for reserve materials?
    • 2-hour and 4-hour reserve materials are due two or four hours from the time of check-out and may not be taken out of the Library. A ten-cent ($.10) fine is charged per hour for each 2-hour and 4-hour reserve material returned late.
    • 1-day reserve materials are due 24 hours from the time of check-out. A one-dollar ($1.00) fine is charged per day for each 1-day reserve material returned late.
    • 3-day reserve materials are due 72 hours from the time of check-out. A one-dollar ($1.00) fine is charged per day for each 3-day reserve material returned late.
    • 1-week reserve materials are due 7 days from the time of check-out. A one-dollar ($1.00) fine is charged per day for each 1-week reserve material returned late.
    • 2-week reserve materials are due 14 days from the time of check-out. A one-dollar ($1.00) fine is charged per day for each 2-week reserve material returned late.

For Faculty


To place items on reserve, you must log in to myODU.

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