Course Reserves - Including Textbooks

The Newman Library has required materials including textbooks, DVDs, and CDs for most courses on reserve. Most reserve materials can be borrowed for two hours from the Reserve/Circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library. Electronic reserve materials are available online in our E-Reserve system. Faculty and students can access e-reserves from anywhere on campus or from home by logging in with their Baruch username and password.

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

Where can I find reserve textbooks?

Reserve textbooks are available at the Reserve/Circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library. Reserve items are shelved by course number and title.

How do I know what books are on Reserve?

You can find out what books are on reserve by conducting a title search in the library catalog.

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

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

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

While in the library, you can be put on a waiting list for materials and borrow a pager so we can notify you when the item you need becomes available. To see when books are due back, you can conduct a title search in the library catalog and select expand to view due dates and times.

Can I use Reserve books outside of the library?

Yes, you can take Reserve books to class or outside of the library to study. Please inform the circulation staff 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 a Reserve Textbook?

Reserve textbooks can be renewed once if there is no waiting list for the item.

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.

Do I need a password to access E-Reserves?

Course Reserve pages 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 have difficulty with password authentication, please call the reserve desk (646) 312-1660 for assistance.