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What is a Reserve and Where do I Find Them?

November 9th, 2006 by Alison Simpson in Circulation, Reserves

A Course Reserve item is an item that a Faculty member has placed on reserve for a specific class and period of time. These items will be returned to the circulating collection at the end of the reserve period. They are intended for use with a specific class and course of study during a semester period. Course Reserves can only be used while a patron is present in the Library building. These items require a Wingate University ID card to be checked out and must be used only within Library areas, this does not include the Ethel K. Cafe.

A Permanent Reserve item is an item that is “permanently” located on the reserve item shelf. These are items that have been identified as items that are not necessarily a Reference item, but an item that is useful for research. These include Masterplots, Literary Criticism, and other useful research items. Permanent Reserves can only be used while a patron is present in the Library building. Again, these items also require a WU ID card to be checked out and must be used only within Library areas, this does not include the Ethel K. Cafe.

When looking through the Library Catalog, these items will be listed as being located at Closed Reserves. To use a Closed Reserve, you will need to obtain the call number and present this information along with your WU ID card at the Circulation Desk where a friendly Library Assistant or staff member will be glad to help you.

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