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Course Reserves

Course Reserves are materials that the library temporarily sets aside for class reading and viewing at a faculty member's request.  These materials have shortened loan periods and are often restricted to in-library use.

Place items on reserve

To request items to be placed on reserve, complete this form (myNEU login required)

    Search items on reserve

    All Course Reserve items are indicated in the online catalog.

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    To borrow items on course reserve, come to the circulation desk on the first floor of Snell Library.  You must have a current NU Husky ID to borrow course reserve items.  Most course reserve items circulate for 3 hours and may not be taken outside of the library. 

    For information about fines, see our borrow and renew pages.

    What types of items can I put on reserve?

    Instructors may put articles and book chaptersbooks (see also textbook information), media such as videos and CDs, and personal copies on reserve.


    Library staff accept print course reserve materials in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law and the provisions of fair use.

    Our course reserve service supports the teaching activities of Northeastern University. The NU Libraries exercise the right to determine conditions of use and to refuse materials for reserve for legal or other reasons.


    Erin Beach
    (617) 373-3397