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Course reserves are materials that a professor puts on reserve for use by students enrolled in a particular class. This material may be media items, books, copies of articles from newspapers or periodicals, copies of book chapters, as well as test files, lecture notes, or solution files created by the professor.

From the Course Reserve search button in the Library Catalog, use the drop-down menu to locate your class readings. You may search by:

  • Professor's name and/or
  • Course number (ENGL:101)

Many items are available electronically and will have Ereserve as a call number. Electronic files are accessed by clicking on the hyperlink(s) next to the E-Items: field in the record. If there is more than one Ereserve item for the class, there will be multiple links/titles to click on. You will be prompted for a password, which is provided by your professor - Library staff will not give out passwords. Since the electronic files are in PDF format, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer in order to view them. The Adobe Acrobat Reader software is free and can be downloaded from Adobe's Web site. You may also use the public computers at the Library.

If the item is not available electronically it can be picked up at the Oboler Library's Reserve Desk, which is to the right of the main Circulation Desk, or at the Idaho State University-Idaho Falls' Circulation Desk for Idaho Falls Reserves. Occasionally a professor teaches the same class in both Idaho Falls and on the main ISU campus, so refer to the Location field in the Library Catalog if you are not sure which item to select.

You must show your ISU/Bengal ID Card to check out Reserve items. Your professor determines the length of time you may keep these reserve materials; most are limited to In-Library Use Only for two (2) hours and late fees will be charged at the rate of $.50 per hour up to a maximum of $25.00.