General Information

Materials for Course Reserves:

  • Are selected by SJSU faculty.
  • May be either SJSU Library-owned or the instructor's personal material.
  • Cannot be checked out by patrons with temporary borrower status.
  • Can only be checked out at King Library and must be returned to the King Library Course Reserves Desk.
  • Electronic Reserves materials are located in the Course's Learning Management System, Canvas.

Public library card holders in the new King Library will:

  • Have access to the University Library-owned materials on Course Reserves, subject to the same limitations, terms and conditions as University students.
  • Not have access to an instructor’s personal material or Electronic Reserves.

Loan Periods

Reserves have four loan periods: two hours, two hours in-house, one day, and three days. These loan periods are designated by each faculty member who places the material on reserve. Please consult your checkout receipt for the proper return time.

  • Two-hour in-house material may only be used in the library
  • Regular two-hour, one-day and three-day loans may be taken outside of the library
  • Regular two-hour loans may be kept overnight if checked out less than two hours before the library closes

Late Fees & Fines

Fines for reserve items are:

  • Two-hour and one-day loans: $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $20.00 per item
  • Three-day loans: $5.00 per day to a maximum of $20.00 per item

Reserve fines accrue even during hours when the library is closed. On holidays, however, fines will not accrue. Professors will be notified if material for their courses is excessively overdue. The fee for replacement of lost books is a set replacement charge of $80.00 plus accrued fines and a replacement fee, if applicable.

Holds & Renewals

Course Reserves material is available on a first-come-first served basis. Patrons cannot renew or place holds on reserve material. Patrons who wish to continue using reserve material after it becomes due must wait at least 15 minutes before checking out the material again in order to give other users access to the material.

Returning Reserves Materials

Course Reserves are only checked out at King Library, and must be returned to the King Library Course Reserves Desk. These materials should be placed in the designated book drop at the Circulation & Reserves Desk or handed to a staff member at that desk. Course Reserve items returned to any other location will not be checked in until received at the King Reserves Desk, and any late fines resulting from improper return of Reserve materials are the responsibility of the borrower.