To ensure more equitable access to high-demand items, instructors or the library may place items "on reserve" or short-term loan in any Durham College library. “On reserve” items are physical or electronic items put aside, on behalf of an instructor, for shorter borrowing periods. Items can be designated as 3-hour loans, 1-day loans, or 3-day loans. Short-term loans are high-demand items made available by library staff for shorter borrowing periods. These items can be designated as 3-hour loans, 1-day loans, 3-day loans or 7-day loans.

Only current Durham College students, faculty, and staff can access Reserve material or short-term loans.

How to find an item on Reserve

If your instructor placed books or other materials on reserve in the Library, you can search for them using Omni Search on the Library’s homepage.

In the Omni search box, select Course Reserves from the drop-down menu, and search by course code, course name or instructor.  All this information is available on the course syllabus or outline, or in your MyCampus course schedule. You can filter results by course name or instructor.

course reserves

For further assistance, consult with library staff at the Library’s Service Desk.