Course Reserves

Students, reserve information is located in the catalog. You can search for them above.

What are reserves?

Your instructors may have identified common resources that everyone in their classes need to use. If the sources are digital and placed online, they are on Trunk. But if it’s a book or other physical item, they can ask a library to put them aside (behind the circulation desk), where students can check them out to use for shorter periods of time, typically for a few hours.

Course reserves are available at the Tisch and Lilly Music libraries for courses taught on the Medford campus, and at the SMFA Library for courses taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.  

Where can I find out what's on reserve?

Reserve information is located in our catalog. You can search for them below by course number or instructor name. Please ask for materials by call number and title.

How do I check out reserves?

Students can only check out one reserve item at a time.

  • At the Tisch Library: Books and other printed materials can be checked out from the circulation desk on the second floor near the main entrance. DVDs can be checked out from the Media desk up on the third floor.
  • At the Lilly Music Library, located in Granoff: CDs can be checked out
  • At the SMFA Library: Books, DVDs, and other items can be checked out at the circulation desk

I'm teaching a class. How do I put items on reserve?

Find out more information about putting items on reserve.