Student Guide to Print & Electronic Course Reserves

Print Reserves

Library materials or professors’ personal copies of assigned reading are on reserve at Circulation Services, 2nd floor in McDermott for courses taught at the Richardson campus, or at the Callier Circulation Desk for courses taught at the Dallas campus of Callier Center.

How do I get the book that is on reserve for my class?
Ask Circulation Services staff for the book or article by its call number. Reserve materials are not shelved by title, course number, or professor’s name.

How do I obtain the call number?
Find your professor’s list of reserve materials by searching the library’s catalog under the Course Reserves tab. You may search by professor’s name or course number. Search the list and click on the title you need. The screen with call number and availability information will appear.

Can I make copies from books on reserve?
Yes, you may make copies in the library. McDermott photocopiers accept Comet Cards. Value can be added to your Comet Card online or through a cash machine in the Library that only accepts bills.


Electronic Reserves

How do I access my professor’s Electronic Reserves materials?

Electronic Reserves may be accessed three ways:

  1. Use the electronic course page URL provided by the professor, or
  2. Go to the Electronic Reserves site. You may search by professor’s name or course number, or
  3. Go to the library’s catalog under the Course Reserves tab. You may search by professor’s name or course number. Electronic reserves links appear at the top of the professor’s reserve listings. If the professor has material on reserve for more than one course, each course will have a separate link.

Can I access Electronic Reserves from home?
Yes, all electronic reserve materials are accessible off-campus. You must enter your NetID and password to access electronic resources. (See Troubleshooting Electronic Reserves for recommendations concerning browsers and related tips.)

Why is it asking me for a password?
Access to electronic reserves material is limited by means of a course password. It is the professor’s responsibility to communicate the password to students. If you cannot remember your password, you must contact your professor. Library staff members do not have access to passwords.

How will I know if a reading is added to the course page?
Students have the option to sign up for electronic course page e-mail alerts. If you sign up for this service you will receive an e-mail each time an assignment is added to the page. To sign up, log into your course page, click on the Course Info tab, then click on the Email Alerts link. Email addresses are blind copied to protect the privacy of students.

Who can I contact if I am having trouble accessing Reserves materials?

If you have any problems or questions, please contact
Reserves Coordinator at 972-883-2587,
Matthew Young, Callier Center Librarian at 972-883-2627
Research Services Librarian at 972-883-2643.

Page Last Updated: February 1, 2020