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Course Reserves: Physical Reserves Search Tips and Policies

Physical Reserves Search Tips


Enter the keyword/title of the material, instructor's last name, or course abbreviation and number.

  • intermediate algebra
  • jones
  • bmath 125

Tip: Search by keyword or title of the item first. Using the course abbreviation may not display the results you are looking for.

If you are searching for a Cascadia course by the course abbreviation, you must enter a "c" before the abbreviation.

  • cengl&101
  • cphil 240
  • cchem

Please contact library staff at 425.352.5340 if you need assistance.

Physical Reserves Policies


Fines and billing charges are assessed to encourage prompt return of materials. Any part of a day or hour is computed as a full day or hour. Fines apply all days and all hours, even if the library is closed.

  • 1 - 10 hours overdue:   $2.50 per hour
  • 11+ hours overdue:      Item may be billed as lost. Lost item fees include $25 overdue fine + $25 lost item process fee + a replacement cost of $150 or more.

For questions about billing, payment, or appealing a library fine, please contact Library Account Services.

Loan Periods

  • Reserve book loan periods: 2, 4, 24, and 72 hours.
  • Reserve media loan periods: Generally 4 hours for students; 7 days for instructors if media is on Reserve for their course.
  • You can view due dates through Your Library Account. The due date and time for each Reserve material is provided as a courtesy on the due date slip.


  • No renewals.
  • If Reserve materials are not in high demand, users may check them out again after they are returned to the Campus Library Circulation Desk.


  • If the Campus Library is open, Reserve materials must be returned to the Circulation Desk.

  • If the Campus Library is closed, Reserve materials may be placed in the after-hours book drop located directly outside the library or on Campus Way NE near the Library Annex.

  • Reserve materials must be returned to the Circulation Desk where they were checked out. UWB/CC Reserve materials returned to UW Tacoma or UW Seattle are not checked in until they reach the Campus Library.

Responsibility of Patrons

Library users checking out Reserve materials are responsible for:

  • All Reserve materials checked out on their card.
  • Knowing when Reserve items are due, and returning them on time.
  • Understanding the Libraries' fine and circulation policies.

Need help?

If you need assistance, please contact the Campus Library at 425.352.5340 or Ask Us a Question.

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