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Course Reserve Information for Students

Related link: Course Reserve Information for Faculty

Course Reserves are course-related materials made available, either electronically or physically, through the FSU Libraries. Course materials may be put on reserve at one of the libraries or made available on Canvas at the instructor’s request. Reserve items may be checked out at a library service desk for short-term use in the library.

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In order to support student success and equitable access to information, FSU Libraries identifies titles currently available as eBooks and assigned as textbooks and course materials.

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Location of Reserve Items

All physical reserves, such as textbooks, DVDs, microfilm, and more are located behind the circulation desk at their respective libraries.

Electronic Reserves or "e-reserves", such as digital copies of journal articles, scanned portions of monographs, and films for streaming are uploaded to the course's Canvas page in a folder tiled "e-reserves."

Loan Periods and Late Fees

Circulation & Fines


Any physical item on Reserve at the library must be used in the library.
The Loan Periods and fines are represented in the table below.

Reserve Materials
Loan Periods Fines
Library Books
2 Hours $3.00 per hour (Max fine of $30.00)
4 Hours $3.00 per hour (Max fine of $30.00)

* Any Course Reserve/Textbook that is late by 24 hours or more will be charged in full to the person who checked it out. The replacement fine is non-refundable, and the library will automatically order another copy for Course Reserves.
For questions concerning fines please contact Fines Management. 


The Course Reserves Team can be contacted at

Information for Faculty

Faculty information can be found on the Faculty Reserves web page.


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