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Course Reserves, including Electronic Reserves, are required readings and/or supplementary materials chosen by the faculty in support of classroom instruction. They may include journal articles, book chapters, past exams, videos, and occasionally extra copies of textbooks. Hard copy materials are maintained at the service desk of each campus library for courses taught at that campus.

Faculty members will use the Reserves system (ARES) through Blackboard to request Reserves for the semester.

Most loan periods for hard copy materials are two hours or there will be an overdue fee.  Students must present a current Montgomery College photo I.D. card to use reserve materials. Materials are primarily restricted to in-house library use.  Some Reserve items in an electronic format do not have a set loan period but students may have to login to authenticate that they are a student.  Materials in an electronic format can be downloaded, saved as a file, printed or used in whatever way the faculty has designated in support of the curriculum. 

  • Go to the MC Library Web page and click on the Course Reserves tab located above the search box.  
  • Users can search by course number, course name, department or instructor.  Pages are also browseable by department or by instructor.  Individual materials can be searched by title or by author.
  • If you are accessing Course Reserves from off campus, you will need to login with your MC ID number. 
  • When you are on campus, you will not have to login except when your instructor has assigned an additional password for his/her materials.  Your instructor will provide the password to the class.
  • When an item indicates that the copy is located at one of three campus reserve/circulation desks students need to come to the desk with their student ID and the professor's name and course number (e.g. EN102).  This information can always be found on the course syllabus.   

If you have questions about your reserve materials, go to the service desk in the Library where you take your class.

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