Find Reserves

Library reserves can be searched by professor’s name, or by course number using the search box above.

All items that are on reserve in the library appear on the same list, whether they are books, videos, music, or electronic files.

You will need to log into Inside Augsburg to access Electronic Reserves.

Place items on reserve

  1. What can I place on reserve?
    (not an exhaustive list)

    • Books from the collection
    • Books from your personal collection
    • Journal articles (only one per issue)
    • Book chapters (up to 10% of the book)
    • Practice exams
    • Sample papers (with written permission of the student)
    • Electronic files (course notes, web page, etc.)
    • CDs or DVDs
  2. What can not be placed on reserve?
    • Books from other libraries
    • Reference books
    • Entire periodicals
  3. How long does it take to place something on reserve?
    • It can take up to two weeks to process an item for reserve. We try to process items as fast as possible, but several factors can affect how long it takes, including workload (many requests come in at the beginning of the term) and receiving copyright permission.
  4. How do I place an item on reserve?
    There are two ways to submit items for reserve:

    • Stop at the Circulation Desk on the Street Level of the library with your materials and fill out a Reserve Request Form.
    • E-mail your electronic file to
  5. What are e-reserves?
    • An e-reserve is an electronic copy of an article, book chapter, or other short document that is made available in PDF format for students to download. For technical and copyright reasons, we may not be able to place your item in electronic format. Copyright rules for e-reserves are stricter than they are for traditional paper reserves, but we will make every effort to place all articles that you submit for reserves in electronic format. A clean copy from you will result in clearer, smaller files for your students.
  6. What about download times?
    • PDF files can be quite large, and can take up to 1 minute per page with a dial-up internet connection. Fast connections, such as those here on campus, can be as fast as 1 second per page. Remember that a 10 minute download can still be faster than a trip to campus for your students.
  7. How do I determine copyright?
    • The library staff will be happy to help you resolve any copyright issues. The American Library Association has extensive information about Copyright and Fair Use. The Augsburg librarians have also prepared information on copyright that you can find in the library’s public folder on AugNet. If there is a copyright fee, the faculty or department requesting that the document be placed on electronic reserve will be responsible for paying these copyright permission costs.
  8. How do I know if my reserve materials are available for student use?
    • We will contact you if we have any problems or questions regarding your reserve request. You can check for your reserves by searching for your class under the reserves tab above.
  9. How long will the materials remain on reserve?
    • All materials are removed from reserve at the end of each term. We will send you your originals and a report of how many times your reserves were accessed.
  10. I have another question!
    • Feel free to give us a call or email us. You can contact your library liaison, or reach Karen Hogan, Reserves Coordinator, at or x1015.

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