Course Reserves and Textbooks

We lend textbooks, DVDs, and CDs for most courses as part of our course reserve service. Most reserve materials can be borrowed for two hours from the reserve/circulation desk (2nd floor of the library). Electronic reserve materials (such as articles, book chapters we've scanned, etc.) are available online in our e-reserve system. Faculty and students can access e-reserves from anywhere on or off campus by logging in with their Baruch username and password and the course password.

Borrowers are responsible for the policies and fines associated with this service.

Where can I find textbooks on reserve?

At the reserve/circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library. Just give the staff the course number and the title of the book.

How do I know what books are on reserve?

Can I request or place holds on reserve items in advance?

No, all reserve items are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be requested in advance.

What can I do if a book I need is already checked out?

While in the library, we can put you on a waiting list and give you a pager that lets you know the item you need is available. To see when a book is due back, search for it in the reserves part of the OneSearch system and look for the date and time below the listing for the book..

Can I take reserve books outside of the library?

Yes, you can take reserve books to class or outside of the library to study. Let the circulation staff know if you want to take the book outside when you borrow so you won’t set off the security sensors at the library entrance.

Can I renew or extend the loan period for a reserve textbook?

Yes, you can renew the loan period once (i.e., extend it for longer), but only if there is no waiting list for the book.

Can I return a reserve book after the circulation desk closes?

No, reserve items are due before the circulation desk closes.

Can I access e-reserves from home?

Yes, e-reserves can be accessed remotely from off-campus. You will be prompted to enter your Baruch user name and password in order to log onto our e-reserve system. Additionally, you will get a separate login screen asking for a course password.

Course password? What's that?

Pages for each course in the e-reserve system are password protected because of copyright restrictions. Your instructor should give the password to students enrolled in the course at the beginning of the semester. If you need help with the course password, please call the reserve desk (646) 312-1660 for assistance.