Answered By: Sara Housworth
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2015     Views: 28

Search Course Reserves

Somtimes your professor will tell you he or she has put something on reserve at the library.  That means that these items are “on hold” so everyone in the class can have access. It may be in print or an electronic copy. Print copies are held at the Circulation Desk (on the first floor of the library).  If the reserve is an electronic reserve, your professor will need to give you a password so you can access the material.

You can look to see if your professor has something on reserve by using the library's catalog, GIL.  Just search the reserves by class or professor name.  Bring the call number to the Circulation Desk to retrieve the item or click on the hyperlink to access an electronic reserve. 

Reserves generally have a time limit on them (so that everyone will be able to have a turn), this can range from 1 hour, 2 hours, 24 hours, or 3 days.

Fines are charged for overdue Reserve items and are as follows:

  • 1 hour and 2 hour Reserves - $1.00 per hour
  • Overnight and 3 day Reserves - $1.00 per day

Electronic Reserves

E-reserves are materials such as articles, class notes, and other items, that are available as full-text files which you can access online. With E-Reserves you can download and print many Reserve items from any campus computer or from home at your convenience (see below for tips on viewing and printing). A password is needed to access online E-Reserves documents, as copyright concerns require that these items be password protected. Passwords are assigned by the instructor and must be unique for each course and changed each semester.

It is the instructor's responsibility to give the password to their class(es); the Library staff is unable to provide passwords.


Accessing Electronic Reserves

Reserve lists including E-Reserve items will be available through the GIL library catalog. From the instructor's Reserve list in GIL, all electronic material can be accessed using Adobe Reader. You should click on the item title and then look for the "Full Text Online" link. Clicking on this link launches Adobe Reader. When prompted, entering the instructor-assigned password opens the document.



Once you have located the document you need and clicked on the "full text online" link, you will be asked for a password. The password is assigned by the instructor.

For further information on E-Reserves, please go to the library's page in My GGC and click on the Reserves/Electronic Reserves link on the lower right hand side of the page.

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