Answered By: Michelle Gravelle
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2018     Views: 2878

Some books are 'on reserve' in the library because they're in high demand. For example, most textbooks are 'reserved' so students will have more frequent and equitable access to it.

What do I need to know about reserves?

  • They can usually be borrowed for 2 hours at a time
  • They have to stay inside the library
  • They can't be put on hold* or renewed
  • The library usually has only one copy of each book
  • They're kept behind the circulation desk and need to be requested from library staff

*Newnham and Seneca@York Libraries have a short-term pager-system that can be used to alert students when a reserve book has been returned so there's no need to keep checking back. If you planning on staying in the library you can use this system to temporarily 'hold' a textbook.

How do I check if a textbook is on reserve?

To see if we have your textbook you can search for it through our textbook search.

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