MENU
Library
Research
Library Services
Quick Links

Course Reserves

High Point University Libraries maintains reserve collections and electronic access to class-related materials to support the university’s academic programs. Books and other materials are placed in reserve collections and circulate for shortened loan periods. Articles and other documents are scanned and made available electronically as Adobe PDFs.

Look up materials on Reserve
View tutorial on finding Course Reserves
View Complete Library Reserves Policy
Reserve Request Form (Faculty)
DVD Reserve Request Form (Faculty)

About Reserves

• Book Reserves are housed behind the Circulation Desk. A High Point University Passport card is required to check out all Reserves.
• Loan periods for reserves are: Closed (2-hour, in-house use only), 1-, 3-, and 7-day. Fines are $1.00 per day late.
• Only two reserve items can be checked out at one time.
• To locate reserve items, staff will need the following information: Professor’s name, class number, book title.
• Electronic reserves can be accessed on the Reserve Manager page.
• Media Reserves (DVDs) are handled by the Media department; after they are processed, they are housed behind the Circulation Desk. Please use the DVD Reserve Form to request those items.

Guidelines for Reserve Materials

Faculty may place the following materials on Reserve: Library books; personal books, tests, study guides, etc.; textbooks; copies of articles; copies of portions of a book; student-authored papers.
The following materials cannot be placed on Reserve: Materials from other libraries (i.e. Interlibrary Loan); Professor-created anthologies.

Placing Reserves at the Circulation Desk

• For Smith Library Reserves, fill out the Reserve Request Form.
• Please allow two days (excluding weekends) for items to be placed on reserve.
• Submission Deadlines – The following deadlines should be observed for reserves:
Fall Semester – July 1; Spring Semester – November 1; Summer Sessions – April 1

Return of Personal Reserve Materials

• Personal materials may be picked up by professors at any time during the semester.
• All personal items will be removed at the end of each semester and mailed back to the professor unless otherwise requested.
• Personal book copies may remain on reserve more than one semester. Any photocopies must have copyright permission for consecutive semesters.

Please contact La-Nita Williams at (336) 841-9102 or email with questions concerning reserves.

Chat With Us

Chat requires JavaScript.

Library Social Media

Library Blog Posts

pic
66; Children’s Night at the School of Education Resource Center!
read more
fitness DVDs
32; Get fit with… the library?
read more
Homepage of Europeana website
35; Searching for World War I Resources
read more
View All
HPU SOCIAL
Connect with us
On the Social page, you can view all of High Point University’s social media feeds, connect to specific majors and schools on Facebook, and get the latest updates about what’s happening on campus.