Using On-Site Reserves

Supplementary course material may be placed in On-Site Reserves. Instructors can submit single chapters of books, journal articles, or even complete books. On-Site Reserves are assigned short loan periods and can be checked out at the Reserves desk on the first floor of the Central Library or the service desk at either the Architecture and Fine Arts Library or the Science and Engineering Library.

Access On-Site Reserves

The length of time you may borrow On-Site Reserves can vary from as little as 2 hours to as much as 3 days depending on the limits set by the course instructor. 

  1. Go to the UTA Libraries Catalog
  2. Select the "Course Reserves" tab
  3. Search for materials by instructor's name and/or course, for example, NURS-5302 with hyphen, NURS, or 5302.
  4. You'll see a list of all materials on reserve for that course. Note that all E-reserve readings will be listed first, followed by the On-Site Reserves.
  5. Select the title of an item. On-Site Reserves will have a call number and location as in the following example:
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  6. Write down the call number for the reading you need, then go to appropriate Library to check it out (either the Reserves desk on the 1st floor of the Central Library or the service desk of the Architecture & Fine Arts Library or the Science & Engineering Library).
  7. The length of time you may borrow On-Site Reserves can vary from as little as 2 hours to as much as 3 days depending on the limits set by the course instructor.
  8. Be sure to return the on-site material by the due date and time assigned; reserve items accrue higher overdue fines than regular materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Readings and other high demand course materials that your instructor has selected, to supplement the lectures and textbook for the class. Materials placed On-Site are checked out for short periods of time in order to make them available to as many students as possible. 

On-Site Reserves can be checked out at the Reserves desk on the first floor of the Central Library or the service desk at either the Architecture and Fine Arts Library or the Science and Engineering Library.

No. Reserve materials are in high demand and therefore cannot be renewed.

Most reserve materials must remain in the library. If there is an exception to this, the reserve item will be labeled accordingly. 

It depends on the time limit set by the professor who placed the item on reserve. Typical time limits are: 2 hours, 3 hours, 24 hours or 3 days.

Items with 2-, 3-, and 24-hour loan periods accrue late fees at a rate of 2 cents per minute.

*Please note that Reserves material have a higher overdue fine than regular materials and late fees begin to accumulate immediately if reserve materials are not returned on time. View more information on overdue fines.

The library does not purchase textbooks; however, your professor may put a personal copy of the textbook on reserve. Please follow the above instructions and search by course number to see if your professor has placed a personal copy of the textbook on reserve.

No. Reserve items are in high demand, therefore, they cannot be “Recalled.” On-site reserves are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis only. 

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