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Reserve FAQ

Reserve FAQs

Where is Reserve?
  • Library second floor, Bldg. 15, Circulation/Reserve Services.
What is Reserve?
  • A closed stack collection of short-term loan materials placed on Reserve by instructors for students enrolled in their classes, plus various other materials needing special handling.
What is housed in Reserve?
  • Faculty-owned books, instructor homework solutions, library books, controversial topics series, California Assembly/Senate bills, Cal Poly Pomona senior projects, tax forms, Cal Poly Pomona University catalogs and class schedules.
Who may use Reserve?
  • Currently registered Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty and staff as well as Extended University students, I-Poly High School students and special program enrollees. All users MUST present a valid Cal Poly Pomona ID, University Library Card. Refer to Circulation Web pages.
What hours is Reserve open?
  • The same hours as the Library. A quarterly schedule of library hours is available at any public service desk.
What are the loan periods and fees for materials returned late?
  • Loan periods of 2 hours, 2 days or 7-day checkout are designated by the instructors for their courses. Fees are assessed at $.50 an hour to $1.00 a day with a maximum fee of $100.00 per item. A schedule is available at the Circulation Desk.
Can I renew Reserve material?
  • NO. Reserve material cannot be renewed.
Where are Reserve materials returned when the Library is closed?
  • When the Library is closed use the book return Bin on the 1st floor located outside the Library's main entrance.
How are Reserve materials retrieved?
  • At the Circulation/Reserve Desk, by call number, which can be found in the Library Catalog under Course Reserves. The call number is the number next to the title of the item. Reserve materials may be searched from any workstation in the Library.
How long will it take for reserve items to be available to students?
  • Reserve requests are processed as soon as possible. For materials to be ready for students use the first day of class, instructors should submit the materials at least two weeks before the quarter starts. Once the beginning rush is over, it may take 3-4 working days to process the materials.
What is Electronic Reserves?
  • Electronic Reserve is an on-line web based service designed to enhance access to reserve materials. Electronic Reserve allows students to view, download and/or print full-text materials submitted by the faculty to support classroom instruction.
What are the advantages of electronic reserves?
  • Students can use reserve materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any computer with an internet connection.  Students no longer have to worry about damaged, lost or overdue reserve materials. Many students can use the same electronic reserve item simultaneously. And, there are no fees for electronic reserve items.
What are the copyright issues for electronic reserves?
  • Faculty using electronic reserves is responsible for complying with copyright laws.  To learn more about copyright issues, see
How do I find economical solutions for course readings for my students?
  • Checkout the Affordable Learning Initiative campaign that provide access to resources that will help faculty choose and provide quality, accessible educational content that is more affordable for their students. This can be in the form of digital textbooks, open educational resources (OERs), open courseware resources, publishers' repositories, eBooks, the book rental program at the bookstore, textbooks on reserve in the library and full text journals articles online via eReserve through Blackboard.
What is accessibility?
  • Accessibility is about giving equal access to everyone.

    "It is the policy of the CSU to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability."

How do I learn to create Accessible documents?

Library Reserves
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