URSU/Library Textbooks for All

Find Reserve Materials Recommend a Textbook

Recognizing the burden that textbook costs place upon students, the University Library partnered in 2016 with the University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU) to pilot a textbook lending program. Initial funding from the Library and URSU was supplemented with contributions from the Provost’s Office, the University’s ten Faculties, Student Affairs, UR International, Human Resources, the Graduate Students’ Association, and First Nations University totaling over $45,000.

In 2017-18 the University of Regina Library appreciates the further contribution of $10,000 from the University of Regina Student's Union so that this program can continue for another year.

Loan Period

2 hours (in library use only)

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:

 $.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. Items should not be placed in any of the book return bins.  Reserves cannot be renewed.    

Lost Charges:

You will be charged the replacement cost of the textbook and a $25.00 processing fee. 

Finding Textbooks for All on Reserve

  • On the University of Regina Library homepage click on the Textbooks for All icon.
  • Click Find Reserve materials on the left hand menu.
  • In the course Reserves Search screen, use the drop down menus to choose the Course/Department or Instructor’s last name for your class.
  • A list of materials placed on reserve for the class will display.
  • Click on the appropriate title to identify the call number of the Reserve item you want and to see if it is available or not.
  • Take the call number to the Library Help Desk where staff will retrieve the item for you.
  • Present your valid library card and the call number of the item(s) 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 Textbooks for All collection.

For more information, contact the Library Help Desk at the Dr. John Archer Library, 306-585-4133.