Reserves allow students to use materials set aside by faculty to assist in coursework. This may include textbooks, reading material, practice exams, problem sets, etc. For questions on reserves, contact the Reserves Specialist at email@example.com or 312.567.3620.
Print Reserve materials are available only at the Circulation/Reference Desk. This includes books, videos, textbooks, and other copyrighted material. Reserve material showing an IIT Barcode must be charged to a specific account, and returned during the allotted loan period (usually 2 hours). Reserve material showing an NCFST Barcode must be returned within 24 hours. Reserve materials cannot be renewed and must be returned directly to the Circulation/Reference Desk. There is a 15-minute waiting period before re-borrowing a returned reserve item.
It is not library policy, nor practice, to purchase circulating copies of textbooks for students. Some current textbooks have been placed on reserve. For more information on the library's textbook policy, click here.
Loan Periods & Fines
Print reserves will fall under one of the following categories:
- Library Use Only The item may be used for any length of time while the library is open, but may not leave the building.
- 2-Hour Use The item may be used in the library for a two-hour time period. Fine: $5/hr
- 24-Hour Use The item may be taken out of the library for a 24-hour time period. Fine: $5/day
- 3-Day Use The item may be taken out of the library for a 3-day time period. Fine: $5/day