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Faculty Resources: Course Reserves

A LibGuide to connect professors with services in Kettering University Library they might not know about.

What are Reserves?

Course Reserves are books in the library that have limited check out options. Reserves are typically course textbooks or readings. Their use is limited to either four hours at a time (in-library only), or one single night. Reserves may be physical books, old tests (also called cribs), DVDs, or PDFs hosted in Blackboard.

Circulation staff Josh Olsen ( coordinates the processing of reserves.

Physical Books on Reserve

The library has two types of books on Reserve in the library, those owned by professors and those owned by the library. Professors can determine whether the book checks out for four hours (the default) or a single night.

Current list of physical Reserves. (in progress)


If you have an extra Instructor Edition of the textbook for your class, we would welcome its inclusion in our Reserves. Please download this form and give it to one of the librarians or Mary McNally behind the Circulation Desk.


As of Spring 2016, the librarians actively attempt to have a copy of class textbooks on Reserve in the library, depending on what funds allow. 

eReserves on Blackboard

eReserves consist of faculty class notes, quizzes, and final exams in PDF format on Blackboard. These reserves are listed under the Course Number and are cross-referenced under the professor's name. 

The eReserves are accessible through Blackboard, and Course eReserves are found here (must be signed in to Blackboard to view this link).

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