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Faculty Resources at the Library: Course Reserves

This guide provides an overview of Mt.SAC Library services and resources for faculty.

What Are Course Reserves?

They are materials set aside for the use of students in a certain class, at the request of the instructor. They include textbooks, DVDs, articles, etc.

Students may borrow Reserve items with their Mt. SAC student ID for two hours in the library only, to allow all of the students in the class to have access to the material.  

Putting Items on Reserves for Your Courses

Faculty may place materials on Reserve in the following ways:

  • Bring items to the Library Checkout/Reserves Desk during open hours, or
  • Send items through inter-campus mail to Library Checkout/Reserves, or
  • Place items into the Library book drop.

Each item must be accompanied by a Reserves Form that you can download (below) or fill and submit online

The library does not assume responsibility for lost or damaged personal copies and does not bill students for their replacement costs.   

Media Items for Classroom Use

Faculty/Staff/Administrator Access to Media Materials



Contact Information

To request media titles for the library to purchase

Contact your liaison


To seek suggested titles for teaching your classes

Reference Desk

(909) 274-4289

To book titles for teaching your classes
Materials Booking/Order form
(Fill out on screen)

Checkout/Reserves Desk     
(909) 274-5656

To pick up a title you need on the way to classes

Checkout/Reserves Desk   
(909) 274-5656

To drop off your personal titles for reserves

Checkout/Reserves Desk

(909) 274-4260

To request equipment for your classroom

Presentation Services

(909) 274-4273

Checkout/Reserves Desk @Library

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Friendly Staff @Checkout/Reserves Desk

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