Course Reserves


Find Reserve Materials

The Reserves collection at the Dr. John Archer Library contains research materials and readings identified by faculty for use in their courses.   It can contain materials such as:

  • Library or personally owned books
  • Lecture notes, assignment or exam answers
  • AV formats such as CDs, DVDs, and videos
  • Links to e-journal articles
  • Photocopies of readings provided that they fall within the University’s Fair Dealing Guidelines.
  • Required textbooks (URSU/Library Textbooks for All)

Reserve Loan Periods

  • 2 Hours (use in library only)
  • Overnight (due at noon the next day) 
  • 3 Days
  • 7 Days
  • 2 Weeks

Holds and recalls are not available for reserve materials due to their already short loan periods.

Only University of Regina students, faculty, and staff  may borrow Reserve materials. 


Overdue Charges for Reserves

Due to the high demand for these materials, fines for reserves are $.50 per item per hour or $4.00 per item per day to a maximum of $16.00 per item.  Fines will start accruing as soon as a Reserve item is overdue.

To avoid fines return materials to the Library Help Desk before they are due. Reserve items remain charged out to you until a staff member discharges them.


Returns and Renewals

  • Return all Reserve material to the Library Help Desk.
  • Items should not be placed in any of the book return bins.
  • Reserves cannot be renewed.

Finding Reserve Reading Lists

  • Under the "Quick Find" tab on the library home page click the magnifying glass.
  • On the search box that loads up, click the drop down arrow next to "Quick Find" and choose "Course Reserves".
  • In the search box type in the course code of the class for which you want to find a list of materials (e.g. PSYC 100) and press enter or the click the magnifying glass.
  • From the list of results click the desired title to discover its library location, call number, and availability.
  • For photocopied readings such as articles, class notes, etc. the call number will be name of the class (e.g. BIOL 266).
  • Present your valid library card and the call number of the item you want to the Library Help Desk.  This information will assist staff in retrieving the Reserve items.

Staff at the Library Help Desk are available to answer any questions that you may have about use of the Course Reserve collection.