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Accessing Course Reserves

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The library is currently undergoing extensive renovations and some services and resources may be impacted. Please contact us at AUtechservices@gmail.com if you'd like to ensure that specific resources and services are available.


 

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For reserve materials by professor or course, visit your professor's Blackboard course page and click on the "Course Reserves" button.

Using Reserves

Patrons must have a valid AU ID or a government issued photo ID in order to check out reserve materials.

Reserve items must be returned directly to the reserve desk. Items not returned to the desk are subject to overdue fines.  

Access to reserve materials is provided on a first come, first serve basis, however holds may be placed at the desk on checked out reserve items.

Unfortunately we are not able to renew reserve items online or via email. If you would like to renew a reserve item, you must come to the desk. We will check to make sure there isn't a hold and then check it out to you again.

Loan Periods

Reserves loan periods are designated by the instructor as either three-hour reserve and one-day reserve.

One-day loans

  • These materials may leave the library and must be returned before the reserve desk closes on the day the materials are due.

Three-hour loans

  • These materials may leave the library unless otherwise requested by the instructor. Overnight checkout is available for three-hour materials beginning 3 hours before closing. Overnight checkout materials are due the following morning promptly at opening and may be left in the overnight book drop.

Reserve Fines

  • One-day Loans: $1.00 per day
  • Three-hour Loans: $3.00 per hour prorated at $.05 per minute

Patrons with more than $25.00 in library fines will not be able to access reserve materials.

 

Course Reserves
Lower Level, Bender Library
202.885.3231
Reserves staff

Donna Femenella
Reserves Coordinator
202.885.3230
dfem@american.edu

Summer Hours
Mon - Thur: 9am - 9pm
Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 11am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 6pm