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Course Reserves: Physical Reserves Search Tips and Policies

General Information

Course Reserves are course-related materials made available through the UWB/CC Campus Library. Textbooks, films, and other Items owned by the UW Libraries or the instructor may be placed on Reserve for short-term checkout.

Search the UW Libraries Catalog


For best results, enter the title or keyword search. You can also search by your instructor's last name or course number.

  • intermediate algebra
  • jones
  • bmath 125

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

  • cengl 101
  • cphil 240
  • cchem

Please contact library staff at 425.352.5340 if you need assistance.

Course Reserve Policies


Fines are assessed to encourage prompt return of materials. Fines apply all days and all hours, even if the library is closed, and are assessed after an item is overdue. Fees are levies to defray the costs incurred by the Libraries in billing, processing sanctions, and other activities related to the recovery of material.

  • 1 - 10 hours overdue: $2.50 per hour
  • At 11 hours overdue: Item may be billed as lost. Lost item charges for Reserve loans include a $25 overdue fine + $30 item process fee + a replacement cost of $150 or more.

For additional information, please visit the UW Libraries' Fines page.

Loan Periods

  • Reserve books: 2, 4, 24, and 72 hours.
  • Reserve media
    • 4 hours for students and staff
    • 4 hours for instructors if media is not on Reserve for their course
    • 7 days for instructors if media is on Reserve for their course
  • View due dates/times through Your Library Account.
  • Due date and time for each Reserve item 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.


  • No holds.
  • Reserve materials are available on a first-come basis.


All UWB / CC Campus Library and other UW Libraries book returns are closed.  Please keep all items until we reopen. Do not leave library materials at locked book returns.  You remain responsible for library materials checked out to you.  

  • Reserve materials should be returned to the circulation desk where they were checked out. If the Bothell Campus Library is closed, UWB/CC Reserve materials can be returned to the after-hours book drop located directly outside the library or on Campus Way NE near the Library Annex..

Responsibility of Library Users

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.

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

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