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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.
Search reserve items by course name or number.
Search reserve items by professor, lecturer or instructor name.
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
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?
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.
reserve materials are due 24 hours from the time of check-out. A
fine is charged per day for each 1-day reserve material returned late.
reserve materials are due 72 hours from the time of check-out. A
fine is charged per day for each 3-day reserve material returned late.
reserve materials are due 7 days from the time of check-out. A
fine is charged per day for each 1-week reserve material returned late.
reserve materials are due 14 days from the time of check-out. A
fine is charged per day for each 2-week reserve material returned late.
To place items on reserve, you must log in to myODU.
Place Items on Reserve
How do I request items be placed on reserve?
Stop by the Circulation Services Desk on the top floor of Spangler Learning Center to complete the Course Reserves Request form.
You can also complete the form
When should I submit materials for reserve?
You may request to have items placed on reserve at any time, but please be aware that there is a rush of requests at the beginning of each term. Therefore, we recommend submitting materials as soon as possible before the term. Please allow up to 3 business days for processing.
Can I place my own personal copy on reserve?
Yes, but the Library is not responsible for damage or loss of personal items while they are on reserve.
A record is created in the library catalog for each item and each item is processed with a barcoded reserve band.
Is copyright an issue with regard to course reserves?
Yes. For more information about copyright, review our
What should I tell my students about course reserves?
In order to check out reserve materials, students will need to bring their ODU ID card to the Circulation Services Desk of the Library.
They will need to know the
for each item they wish to check out.
Can I put items owned by other libraries on reserve?
No. Only items belonging to the Ohio Dominican University Library or to individual faculty & staff may be placed on reserve. Placing any other materials on reserve is against Copyright Law.
page for more information.
How long are materials kept on reserve?
You may select a removal date on the Course Reserves Request form. At the end of the term or on the removal date, the materials will be taken off reserve.
Faculty & staff who have submitted personal copies will have materials returned to them via their campus mailbox, as soon as possible after removal.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about course reserves?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding course reserve procedures or policies, contact us at (614) 251-4676 or
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