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How do I find books on reserve for my class (i.e. course reserves)?
Course reserve material can be searched for in Albert, the online catalog. Search for Course Reserves by either Course or Instructor. Material from the electronic reserve collection may also be available in GaelLearn.
Material that is required or recommended reading/viewing/listening, or otherwise in high demand, may be located in the Reserve Collection.
The Library maintains a traditional reserve collection, which is housed behind the Service Desk, and an electronic reserve collection (ERes), which is available online.
Material from the traditional reserve collection is available during all hours the library is open, and loan periods range from 2 hours up to 1 week. Material in this collection may include:
- Circulating materials owned by Saint Mary’s College Library.
- Personal copies of books, videos, or other non-SMC materials.
- Photocopies of articles, book chapters, test keys, and other items.
Material from the electronic reserve collection is available online 24/7 and is password protected. Your professor will have the password needed to access the material for your class. Material in this collection may include:
- Articles, book chapters, test keys, and other items that may be scanned for electronic access.
Please call the Service Desk at (925) 631-4229 for more information.