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Currently all ULS libraries are closed, but if you have questions, please contact Ask Us or check our Library Collections & Services: Updates for Summer 2020 page for ways we can still help!


Finding Course Reserve Materials

  1. Go to Course Reserves
  2. Use the drop-down boxes to select your professor and/or your course number
  3. Click the search box
  4. Click on the title of the material that you need
  5. Write down the call number and the library where the book is located
  6. Take it to the corresponding library front desk
  7. A library staff member will retrieve the material for you

Using Reserve Materials

  • You must have a valid ID card
  • Only 2 reserve items may be checked out at one time
  • When Hillman Library is not open overnight and for all other ULS libraries: Print items placed on two-hour reserve may be checked out overnight two hours before the library closes, and must be returned the following morning within the first hour library opens to avoid any fines
  • There are no renewals of reserve items. If available, reserve materials can be checked out again after one hour
  • Fines for reserve items are $1.80 per hour per item for two-hour loans and $1 per day per item for 3-day and 7-day loan periods. There is no grace period on reserve materials

Accessing E-Reserve Materials 

  1. Go to Course Reserves
  2. Use the drop-down boxes to select your professor.
  3. Click the search box.
  4. Click the title “*E-RESERVES*” for your course. These should be at the top of the list. 
  5. On the item record, click “E-Items: E-RESERVES LINK”.
  6. Enter the password provided by your instructor. Passwords are case-sensitive.
  7. A list of assigned readings will appear. Click the titles to access individual items. If you are off campus, you may be prompted to enter your Pitt user name and password to access some items

Suggest Books to be placed on Course Reserves

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