Course Reserves are library resources that have been deemed so important for a class that the professor has set them apart for students' use. For physical books, that means putting them on an easily accessed shelf (behind the library's Circulation Desk) and giving them short checkout periods, like “3 days” or “4 hours.” For electronic resources like ebooks or journal articles, it means making them available with one click, from a special list, instead of asking you to hunt them down in our catalog or on a database. Either way, you can find Reserves listings by course in (what else?) our online Course Reserves list.
You can access reserves in four steps:
You need to be logged out of any non-Augsburg Gmail accounts in order to get access to online Reserve articles. If you have your personal Gmail open, it confuses the Reserves genie. Avoid frustration and log out of Gmail/Google, then log in with your Augsburg credentials. Now you can download away.
Anyone in the Augsburg community can check out any Reserves item. For very popular items, it is a courtesy to let students in the class have first dibs.
With these short checkout times, we encourage in-library use, but it's not mandatory. Just know that “three hours” really does mean three hours, and you will be charged a fine if something is even five minutes late.