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Faculty & Staff Resources: Reserves

All Things Reserves

Andersen Library maintains print course reserves. All reserve items are listed in Research@UWW and can be searched by instructor name or class.

Print Reserves

Print reserves are held at the Circulation Desk and are organized by instructor. Patrons are asked to provide Circulation staff with the instructor's name and item title when requesting materials. Fines for overdue reserves are $0.25 per hour per item for 3 hour loans and $1.00 per item per day for 3- or 7- day loans. Any Reserve items not returned seven days after the due date will be considered "lost" and will be billed for replacement.

Requesting Course Reserves

Instructors may request that items be placed on Course Reserve by submitting a Reserve Request Form, available online or at the Circulation Desk.

Requests should be submitted at least five business days before the material will be used for class. Instructors may designate the checkout period for each item: 3-hour, 1-day, 3-days, or 7-days. If more than one faculty member has the same item on reserve, the checkout period defaults to the shortest requested time. Items specified as 3-hour check out may not leave the library.

Instructors may place items from the UWW libraries' collection or their own personal items on reserve. The library assumes no liability for personal items placed on Course Reserve. Materials owned by a non UWW library may not be placed on reserve. If you have any questions regarding Course Reserve services or policies, please contact the Reserve Department at or Andersen Circulation Desk at (262-472-5511).

Linking to Articles from Online Databases

In most cases direct links for articles in library databases can be created for your course materials. Students will need to enter their Net-ID and password to view the linked materials. Additional instruction can be found at

For additional assistance on course reserves for the UW-Whitewater campus, contact either the Andersen Library Reserve Desk (262-472-5512) or Andersen Library Reference Desk (262-472-1032). If you have questions or need assistance with course reserves on the UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus please contact Lenox Library (608-758-6533).


The UWW libraries will keep books, videos, and other physical items on reserve for students to use in that library. Learn more about requesting course reserves or download the Reserve Request Form to get started.