In-Library Reserves | Webster University Library


In-Library Reserves

COVID-19 Update: In order to help protect each other we quarantine all returned materials for 72 hours.? We are NOT, therefore, offering In-Library Reserves until further notice.? ?Please work with your Library Liaison?to figure out alternative methods of providing access to that content for your students.?

Placing items on reserve

Faculty may place items on in-library reserve using either of the following methods:


  1. Submit your request?
  2. Submit a list of reserve items along with: faculty name, course title, course #, loan period (see below for?examples of loan periods) to the 1st floor Service Desk.

General information:

  • Access Services staff process each course reserve request in the order received.
  • Requested items are usually ready to circulate within five working days.
  • Please submit each request as far in advance of each term's start as possible.
  • Materials remain on reserve for the duration of the current term.
  • Please contact the library if you wish to request that the materials remain on reserve longer than one term.
  • The library will not store instructors' personal copies for use in a future course so instructors must collect their personal copies at the end of the current term.


Materials for reserve may include:

  • Books shelved at the library
  • Personal copies owned by instructors
    Note: The library does not assume responsibility for loss or damage.
  • Reprints of articles or book chapters in compliance with copyright law
    See?copyright and fair use guidelines?for more information
  • Videos, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, LPs?
    Listening/viewing rooms are available in the library

Materials that may not be on reserve are:

  • Books owned by other libraries
  • Reference books shelved at the library
  • Bound periodicals or individual periodicals shelved at the library

Loan periods

  • In library use only - 2 hour or 3 hour?
    Recommended for AV material
  • Check out: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, or 14 day(s)

Extending loan periods

Students requesting extended loan periods must submit an instructor's written authorization at the time of checkout.