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Circulation Services: Course Reserves

The Circulation Dept. includes Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Laptop, MacBook, iPad and Kindle signout and study room keys

Course Reserves

The Lewis Library provides a Course Reserves service to support instructional programs at NCCC. Faculty may place high demand class related materials on reserve with restricted loan periods. These materials may include:

  • Lewis Library books
  • Personal copy books
  • Lewis Library owned media materials such as VHS tapes, CDs and DVDs
  • Personal copy media materials such as VHS tapes, CDs and DVDs
  • Photocopies of documents such as articles, sample exams, readings, lecture notes, etc.

All reserve items are available in the Reserve room, G-201.

Textbooks on Reserve

Circulating Reserve items

Course Reserves are arranged on the shelves in the Reserve room, alphabetically by course number. It is really helpful if you know the course number, eg. ENG 102, and the instructor's name, as there are often several instructors teaching the same course, each with different material that they want their students to read. You must have your NCCC student ID with you in order to charge out a reserve item. Your barcode is scanned alonside the barcode of the item. Most reserve items must be used in the library and go out for a period of 2 hours. They are able to be renewed if there is no one waiting for the item. In addition to books and articles, faculty often place media/ AV items on reserve. If that is the case, there are listening stations located along the wall, in the Reserve room. You will be given headphones along with the Media items.

There are a few reserve items that may circulate outside the library overnight, or for a period of 3 days. It is up to the discretion of the individual faculty member whether or not the reserve items may circulate, and for how long.

Additional Reserve items

Some of the more speciaized classes require more unusual items be placed on reserve. In addition to books and articles, the library has several boxes of bones, kept in suitcases, skeletons on moveable poles, and microscopes and slides.

Herman the Skeleton Lives in the Circulation Department

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