Instructions on how to place material on reserve.

Start with Blackboard

Most course reserves will be offered in electronic format within a course’s Blackboard shell. This is the first place you should look to find the reserve readings and other materials for your course.

Print Reserves

In a few situations, print course reserves may be available in the library. These materials will be listed in the Course Reserve section of the Libraries’ Catalog ( (Click on the red tab labelled “Course Reserves.”) You may search for material by instructor’s name, department, or course number, or any combination of these. Materials on reserve for a particular class or instructor are listed alphabetically by title. Choose the appropriate title by clicking on it. You should see a call number and a library location (e.g., Gorgas Library, Business Library, etc.) Go to the appropriate library’s circulation desk to request the course reserve item.

Circulation of Print Course Reserves

  • Reserve materials circulate for a limited amount of time.
  • Check-out times vary based on course designation.
  • All materials must be returned to the desk where they were checked out.

View the fines schedule

In order to check out print reserve materials, you must show a University of Alabama Action Card ( Only three reserve items may be checked out at one time. All reserve items must be returned to the appropriate circulation desk. Reserve items may not be renewed.