Finding reserve items
You may search for reserve items in Catalyst using the Course Reserves scope. Books, DVDs, sound recordings, and other physical items on reserve may be checked out at the Circulation Desk (please note whether it is on reserve at Music or Rolvaag).
Loan periods for reserve items
Materials may be placed on 2 hour, 4 hour, or 1 day reserve. 2- and 4-hour reserve items checked out less than 2 hours before closing may be kept overnight (with the exception of sound recordings), but they must be returned the following day when the library opens.
Renewal of reserve items
Reserve items may not be renewed.
Reserve materials are often in high demand, and are thus subject to a $2.00 per hour late fee, up to a maximum total fee of $15.
To ensure that materials are checked in promptly, return items directly into the hands of a Circulation worker rather than using the drop bins.
Placing material on reserve
Items owned by the Bridge Libraries (St. Olaf and Carleton)
- Log in to Catalyst:
- Within Catalyst, locate the record of the item to put on Course Reserves
- Under “Physical Copies,” look for the “Request Option” (in yellow box) which includes a “Place on Course Reserves for your students” option:
Items not currently owned by the Libraries
Submit a Purchase Request.
Personal or Departmental Materials
Your personal or departmental copies of books and DVDs may be placed on Course Reserves. To add such items to Rolvaag Library Course Reserves, complete an online Reserves Request Form for each item. Bring the items to the Rolvaag Circulation Desk. Please allow for up to seven business days (Monday through Friday) for the items to become available for Course Reserves checkout. Also, note that although we make every attempt to secure personal copies, we cannot guarantee the return of all items.
What may and may not be placed on reserve
Items that may be placed on reserve include most St. Olaf and Carleton library materials (including e-books and streaming videos) and personal copies of books and DVDs.
We do not place the following categories of items on reserve:
- Rented or copied DVDs
- Interlibrary Loan materials
- Special Collections materials
Please plan ahead!
Course Reserves items are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Every attempt is made to place items on Course Reserves in a timely manner; however, we can only guarantee that reserve items will be available to students by the beginning of a term if the requests are submitted to us by the deadline provided to you in the email at the beginning of the term. If you wish to add additional library materials to Course Reserves after the start of the term, please allow seven days for processing. Also note that reserves are not processed on weekends.
If you have questions
If you have questions related to placing materials on reserve, please open a support ticket.
- Log in to Catalyst: