Yale University Library


     General Reserves Information


24-Hour and 3-Day Reserve Materials
Certain volumes in the Bass Library collection are placed on 24-hour or 3-day reserve by professors, lecturers, and teaching assistants who have included the materials on their respective syllabi. These materials are located in the open stacks (regular shelves) with normal loan (3-week) books. Reserve materials are available from Orbis by clicking on the Course Reserve Search icon. Reserve items can not be requested through Place Requests or renewed.

24-HOUR RESERVE. Reserve loan periods are on display on Orbis by using the Course Reserve tab from the Simple Search screen. 24-hour and 3-day books may be borrowed at any time of the day. (You can use Self Check Out to charge Reserve books but you may not renew Reserve books.) 24-hour books are due within 24 hours, as shown on the due slip placed in the back of the book. 3-day books are due at any time within 3 days. Only faculty and students may borrow reserve materials. 24-hour and 3-day materials are non-renewable, and must be returned to Bass. Reserve items can not be requested through Place Requests or renewed.

Closed Reserve
Closed Reserve materials are located at the Bass Circulation Desk. A Course List with all materials currently on closed reserve is available from Orbis by using the Course Reserve tab. Use the Course Reserve tab from the Simple Search screen and search by Instructor, Department, or Course. Your search results will display a list of titles in alphabetical order, and show the Department and Course for which they are on reserve. The list provides:  

Videos, software, restricted volumes, and other non-catalogued materials can also be found in the Closed Reserve section at the circulation desk. Closed Reserve items may be charged one at a time for 2 hours (for books and software), or 1 hour (for videos and restricted volumes). The slip placed in the back of the item notes the time at which the item is due. No materials from Closed Reserve may be removed from the library. Reserve items can not be requested through Place Requests or renewed.

 

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