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Patrons with items currently on loan are encouraged not to return them and keep them until further notice. Fines will be waived.

Visit the University of Waterloo's Coronavirus Information website for more information.

Course reserves

For students

Your professor or teaching assistant may place materials on reserve for your course. These materials are kept behind the Help Desk and have either 1- or 3-hour, or 1- or 3-day loan periods. The fines for course reserves are greater than for other items.

Log in to Course Reserves to see what items are available for your courses.

For faculty and teaching assistants

Course Reserves is a service that makes course readings available to students, and can include traditional materials like assignment solutions, books, journal articles, and lecture notes, but also digitized materials such as e-books, and e-journal articles

You can create and manage your course reserve lists online, or bring materials directly to our library staff.