Weekly Tips & Tricks – How to search for course reserves


Welcome to Weekly Tips & Tricks!  These brief weekly blog posts will share information about resources, services and tools to enhance your experience at the Sullivan Library and beyond!

This week we will share how to search for course reserves using the online catalog.

Course reserves are high-demand books and textbooks that are generally assigned for a specific DC course.  Students can check out reserve books for three hours and can only be used inside the library.  Before purchasing a costly textbook, consider searching the online catalog to see if a book available.

Searching for reserves is simple.  From the library homepage hover over “Find” and select “Textbooks & Reserves”.



Now search within the online catalog “Reserve Desk”.  You can look material one of three ways.  Search by an instructor’s last name, the course code or by the course name.  Type in the appropriate information and click the corresponding black button to search.  1

Next you will see a listing of books linked to your instructor or course!

Additionally, you can search for a reserve book by title or author directly on the online catalog.  If your search yields no results, we may not have that book.  You can always contact reserves@dc.edu to suggest that we purchase a copy.

Contact the library if you need assistance in searching the online catalog at 845-848-7505 or email us at sullivan.library@dc.edu.

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