Reserves are placed only during semesters when the course for which those materials requested is in session. To place items on reserve:

1. Fill out & submit the online Course Reserve Request form.2. Please allow at least 3 business days for processing. (Additional time may be needed for items not readily available.)3. All items will be removed from the course reserve collection at the end of the semester & mailed to your office.4. Contact or (209) 946-2431 with any questions regarding course reserves.


What can I do to make it easier for my materials to be processed quickly?

• Complete the Course Reserve Request form with as much information as possible.• Submit request at least 3 days before students will be needing it for class assignments. (Allow additional time if items are not readily available.)• Before submitting your request, determine if the library owns or has access to the materials you need by checking the PacificSearch prior to submitting your request.

How long can reserve items be checked out by students?

• 2 hours, 3 hours, 1 day, 3 days• 2 hours is the default loan period unless otherwise indicated.• Electronic reserves are usually readily available with Pacific credentials

Physical Reserves

What should I do if the book I want on reserve is checked out? You may still include the book on your Course Reserve Request form. Library staff will recall the book, giving the borrower a week to return it. You may also contact the library subject liaison for additional options.

What do I do if the library doesn't own the item I want on reserve? Personal copies may be added to the course reserve collection. (Note: the library will not replace lost or damaged items.) Contact the library subject liaison for other alternatives.

Can items from other libraries go on reserve? Only items belonging to the University of the Pacific Library, or personally-owned items, can be placed on reserve. (Note: the library will not replace lost or damaged items.)

What types of materials may be placed on reserve? Most items from the Library's circulating stacks (such as books, music scores, CDs, DVDs) may be placed on course reserve.

Electronic Reserves

Can electronic materials go on reserve? Yes. If the e-book, e-article, or streaming video is available through library databases, adding the persistent URL to the Canvas course page is the preferred way to share e-resources with a class. For assistance embedding the URL in Canvas, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at (209) 946-7685 or For information on Copyright and Fair Use as it pertains to electronic reserves, please see the following University Libraries LibGuide for Copyright & Fair Use

Who can help me select electronic materials? Contact your library subject liaison to discuss options.

Who do I contact with questions about my course reserves? Email: Phone: (209) 946-2431