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Reserve Collections

General Information

Reserve Collections are materials which have a shortened loan period in order to facilitate greater use. Reserve collections include current periodicals, newspapers, the Popular Reading and New Book collections, microfilm, microfiche, VHS, DVDs, CD-Roms, Audio CDs and Cassette, Textbook Reserves and assorted equipment


Textbook Reserve contains materials in high demand that are either the required, supplemental, or recommended reading/viewing. These materials are placed in Reserve on a temporary basis by instructors for currently enrolled WSU students to use that semester. Textbook Reserve loan periods range from 2-hour in-library use to a 4 week loan depending on instructor request.


Textbook Reserve materials can be found at all three library locations. At Ablah Library Textbook reserves are located on the first floor behind the circulation desk. At McKinley Chemistry library and MALIC in Jardine 313, reserve materials are located behind the circulation desks as well. Search the Library Catalog for Textbook Reserve material here


Additional information on Textbook loans can be found here.

For WSU Faculty: Adding Course Reserve to Blackboard

Instructors- Submit your Textbook Reserve Request Here!

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