The Undergraduate Library has two locations to find your print and media course reserves items. Print articles and books are at the Reserve Reading Desk and in the Reserve Reading Room on the entry level. Media materials are available in the Media Resources Center (MRC) on the lower level.
Circulation of Reserve Materials
To find your physical reserve items, click on any of the physical materials on your course’s reserves page for the call number. Bring the call number for the reading and your UNC One Card to the Reserve Desk or the Media Resources Desk to check out the item. Books on reserve are available for use without checkout in the Reserve Reading Room.
Books and photocopies at the UL Reserve Desk are designated with one of the following circulation periods: 2 hours, 24 hours, or 7 days. Some materials may be limited to building use only.
Media materials on reserve must be used in the Media Resources Center. Viewing stations are available to view your items. Because the Media Resources Center has more limited hours than the UL Reserve Desk, students need to plan ahead to use these materials.
Anyone with a valid UNC One Card may use reserve materials.
Textbooks on Reserve Pilot Program
The Undergraduate Library is piloting a Textbooks on Reserve program. The library has purchased one copy of most required textbooks for 100- and 200-level courses in the sciences and social sciences. The books are on two-hour building-use-only reserve and are held behind the entry level service desk.
For most students, these will not serve as replacements to purchasing their own textbooks. This program provides increased access to required readings and supports those students heavily impacted by textbook costs. Not all required textbooks are available through this program.
Search for your textbook in the online catalog.
Electronic reserves are accessible directly from your course’s reserves page.
For questions about electronic reserves or to submit items to reserves, please see the libraries’ main course reserves pages.