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Course Reserves: Finding & Using Course Reserves

Finding and using materials placed on reserve for specific courses, or permanent reserves such as Style Guides and Exam Preparation.

About Course Reserves

Course Reserves are materials that have been selected by your professors and made available to you through the University Libraries.  Materials on reserve may include:

  • Copies of your textbook
  • Textbook Study Guides
  • Practice exams
  • Supplemental Readings (articles, book chapters, etc.)
  • Films
  • Style Manuals

Some materials are available through our website in electronic format. Other materials such as books and DVDs can be checked out at the circulation desk for short loan periods.

Additional materials may be available for online and web-assisted courses and should be accessed from your Online course page.

UToledo Library Reserves Search

Using the search box below, you can search by either the course instructor's last name, or by the course number (for example, CHEM 1230 or Chemistry 1230.)


When you click on the instructor name or course number, you will see a list of available materials.

  • To access items in electronic format, click on the title and you will be prompted for your name and Rocket number. Items in electronic format will say “Click on Title for ELECTRONIC COPY” in the format column.
  • Other materials(ex: books, DVDs) are available from the Circulation Desk for limited check out times (set by instructor).

Electronic and Print Reserves

Electronic Materials

Electronic materials may include:

  • Book chapters
  • Articles
  • Practice exams

Items placed on electronic reserve can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

For best results, use the printer icon in the Adobe Acrobat toolbar, NOT your browser's toolbar or using File > Print ... otherwise, you may only get a blank page!

Scanned images can be large files, so please be patient as your PDF downloads.

Print & Audiovisual Materials

Some items are available in print format only and must be obtained from the circulation or service desk at Carlson or Mulford Library. These may include:

  • Books
  • DVDs

Materials on reserve can only be checked out for a limited time period, which is set by the course instructor.  Typical time periods are one hour, two hours, three hours, three days or a week.

Fines for overdue reserve materials are $1.00 per item per hour.

Permanent Reserves

Some items are placed on permanent reserve to allow access for limited time periods to popular items.

Need help?

If you need additional help finding or using items on Reserve, you can call the contact numbers listed on this page, or see the Ask A Librarian page for more help options.

Contact Information

If you need immediate assistance with a reserve item, call the Carlson Library Circulation desk at (419) 530-2323 or the Mulford Access Services Desk at (419) 383-4225.

For information regarding reserve materials at Carlson Library or Mulford Library, contact Jennifer Babcock, (419) 530-8531,

For information regarding reserve materials at the LaValley Law Library, contact (419) 530-2733.