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

Using Reserves

For this semester, required course readings are accessible through your Blackboard or Canvas course or through the library catalog. Please user the Course Reserves option when using the library catalog to search for your course readings. Some readings are available to multiple users at once while other can only be used by a limited number of users at one time. 

Loan Periods

While some readings are available 24/7, some of our digitized content can only be used for two hours at a time. Access to these materials can be requested through the library catalog and you will receive a link to the reading that will be accessible for two hours, after which time your access will expire. You may request access again any time you like when the reading is not in use by another library user.

AU Core Titles

AU Library is keeping the cost of textbooks down by purchasing books that students can share. The library started this project in 2009 to place one copy of every required AU Core text for the fall and spring semesters on reserve. All texts can be found through the library catalog and your instructor's Blackboard or Canvas course page.

Contact Us

Phone Icon (202) 885-3221
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Location Icon Bender Library, First Floor