To search for for textbooks and other course reserves material held at the Downtown, Goochland and Parham Road campus libraries, type in the course name abbreviation and the course number (e.g., eng 242 for english 242) in the search box below.

Below is a current list of course name abbreviations you can type in the search box above to find out if we have course reserves material for these course programs:


Please note that reserve items are usually unique to each campus. Items on reserve at one campus may not be available at other campuses. On the results page, you can filter by Campus Library on the right hand side.

Most reserves have a 2-hour loan period and checkout is limited to 2 items.

Note to Faculty

Faculty members are encouraged to put copies of textbooks or other required course materials on reserve for student use in the library. The library does not purchase textbooks to be placed on reserve. Faculty members are responsible for providing the textbooks unless the library currently owns a copy of the requested book in its collection. At this time, course reserves are limited to physical materials.

Faculty members need to fill out a Course Reserve Request Form and bring the reserve items to the library. Please allow at least one week for processing the items before notifying students of the material’s availability.

Copyright compliance is the responsibility of the faculty member. Be sure to check for any distribution restrictions that will make the item ineligible for reserve. Reynolds Library reserves the right to reject any materials that it deems violate Copyright Law.

Need a refresher on copyright laws? Try the circular Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians from the U.S. Copyright Office, or contact any campus library.