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Textbook and Course Reserves

"The average student should budget $1,249-$1,364 for textbooks and course materials"-- College Board

 

Textbooks on Reserve

Textbooks are expensive! Textbooks available at the library help students to reduce the burden of rising costs and support student recruitment and retention.

One copy of most required textbooks is on reserve at either the main library or Ballston Coakley Library Extension, depending on where course sessions are held. Reserve items are primarily for the use of Marymount undergraduate and graduate students.


Textbooks Finder

Ask for a copy of your textbook at a circulation desk by course ID and number, book title, or call number. The more specific information you have about the book, the quicker library staff will be able to locate it and check it out to you for studying!

You can look up textbook reserves in MULibrary Search. From the search box choose MU Course & Textbook Reserves to limit the selection. The reserve location (Ballston Coakley Library Extension or Reinsch Library) and call number are listed.

Borrowing Policies:
  • You must present a valid MU ID card or legal ID to check these items out.
  • Check out is for two hours and in-library use only.
  • Renewable once--as long as no requests are pending.
  • Fines for overdue textbooks are $2 per day to a maximum of $10 per item.
  • A textbook is considered lost if it has not been returned within five days. The replacement charge is $120 ($80 lost item fee, $30 processing fee, and $10 overdue) or the cost of the textbook, whichever is higher.
QUESTIONS? Contact the Circulation Desk or refer to the Textbook Reserves Policy.  Find information for instructors on the Faculty Resources page. 

 


Course Reserves

Professors have placed selected materials (books, DVDs, etc.) on course reserve at the main library or library extension. Your syllabus may include course reserve items with the assignments or as a recommended reading.

Course Reserve Finder

Ask for your course reserve at a circulation desk by course ID and number, book title, or call number. The more specific information you have about the book, the quicker library staff will be able to locate it and check it out to you for studying!

You can look up course reserves in MULibrary Search. From the search box choose MU Course & Textbook Reserves to limit the selection. The reserve location (Ballston Coakley Library Extension or Reinsch Library) and call number are listed.

Borrowing Policies:
  • You must present a valid MU ID card or legal ID to check these items out.
  • Check out is for three hours. You can take these items outside the library.
  • Your instructor may set a longer loan period for some items.
  • Renewable once--as long as no requests are pending.
  • Fines for overdue course reserves are 50 cents per hour or $2.50 a day for overnight reserves to a maximum of $10 per item.
QUESTIONS? For questions about course reserves on Canvas, contact your professor or the Circulation Desk. Find information for instructors on the Faculty Resources page. ​
 
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