Finding Course Reserves

Finding Course Reserves

Course reserves are required reading materials your professor assigns for your particular class. Electronic reserves may be accessed from anywhere on- or off-campus. Physical reserves are for in-library use only for a limited time period.

To Find Course Reserves

Lookup Items on Reserve by reserve desk, instructor, or course.  A link can always be found on the Library’s webpage banner.

Watch our video demonstrating how to search for course reserve materials.


Items on eReserve can be accessed anywhere on campus and off-campus with VPN access.


Physical items are located at Hunt and Sorrells Library circulation desks.

Items circulate for 2 hours in-library only.  The overdue fine is 50¢ per hour.

Course reserves are not eligible for renewals, interlibrary loan, or non-Carnegie Mellon users.

Items at Mellon Institute Library are located in the Periodicals room.

Place A Course Reserve

You may put items on reserve by choosing one of the formats below.

Online Forms

Physical Reserve

Electronic Reserve

Print Forms

Physical Reserve

Electronic Reserve

Digital Audio Reserve Requests

For More Information

Phone Name Email
Hunt Library
Circulation, 1st floor 412-268-2445 Chris Cramer
Arts Library and Reference, 4th floor 412-268-3511 Andy Perlman
Video Collection, Basement 412-268-5727 Jeff Hinkelman
Mellon Institute Library
Circulation 412-268-7384 Diane Covington
Sorrells Library
Circulation 412-268-7214 Barry Schles