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Course Reserves

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Course Reserves, located in User Services on the main floor of the Library, houses materials requested by teaching faculty for use by students in a specific course. These materials can be Library books, instructor-owned materials, electronic files, photocopies, etc., placed on reserve for a limited loan period by the requesting faculty.

Address: User Services, University Library, 2000 State University Drive East, Sacramento, CA 95819-6029
Phone: (916) 278-6708
E-mail: lib-userservices@csus.edu

Renewal Policies
After an item has been returned, a user may renew the item after a 15-minute waiting period.

Holds
Due to the high volume of users, holds cannot be placed on Reserve items.

Loan Periods
Items are designated by faculty for a 2-hour, 24-hour, 3-day, or 1-week loan period.

Note: All Course Reserve items must be returned directly to User Services.

Two-hour Items:
Two-hour items may go out overnight two hours before closing. Books that go out overnight Monday-Thursday are due back the next morning at 9:00 a.m. Items checked out on Friday and Saturday are due back the next day, an hour after the opening of the Library.

24-Hour Items:
Items are due 24-hours after the check-out time. If the Library is closed during the hour the item is due back, the item must be returned one hour after the opening of User Services.

3-Day Items:
All three-day items are due at 2:00 p.m. on the third day after being checked out.

One-Week Items:
One-week items are due at 2:00 p.m. seven days after being checked out.

Book Drop Information:
Reserve items must be returned to the User Services Desk. There are two locations for this purpose. One drop is located inside the Library at the User Services public service counter. The other drop is located to the south of the front doors to the Library. Items returned to other library book drop locations may be subject to fines.

Overdue Fine Rates

  • 2-Hour Items & 24 Hour Items: $0.25 per hour overdue fine. This includes items checked out overnight or for the weekend.
  • 3-Day Items & 1 Week Items: $0.25 per day overdue fine. This includes items checked out overnight or for the weekend.

The maximum overdue fine per item is $10. However, if the overdue item has been requested by another user, an additional $5 In-Demand Fine may be assessed. The maximum In-Demand Fine per item is $10. Therefore, the maximum assessable fine per item, including In-Demand Fines, is $20. Library privileges will be suspended until all Course Reserve fines/bills are paid in full.

NOTE: Failure to return a Reserve item by the DUE DATE may result in loss of reserve privileges and forwarding a users name to Student Affairs for possible disciplinary action. Specifically:

  1. If an overdue item accumulates 2 In Demand Fines, a users privileges will be suspended for that course for the remainder of the semester and their name will be forwarded to Student Affairs for possible disciplinary action.
  2. If a user accumulates 3 In Demand Fines over the course of their academic career, reserve borrowers privileges will be subject to suspension for one semester and the users name forwarded to Student Affairs for disciplinary action. Any subsequent In Demand Fines will result in suspension of the Reserve borrowers privileges for additional semesters.
  3. If an item is kept for an entire semester, a users Reserve privileges will be suspended for the next semester and their name will be sent to Student Affairs for possible disciplinary action.

Payment of fines does not preclude actions listed above from being taken.

Failure to respond to Library notification may result in violation of the following provisions of the Student Conduct Code, Title 5, Article 2, section 41301: 3) Willful, material and substantial disruption or obstruction of a University-related activity, or any on-campus activity; 4) Participating in an activity that substantially and materially disrupts the normal operations of the University, or infringes on the rights of members of the University community; 11) Theft of property or services from the University community, or misappropriation of University resources.