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UHD Course Reserves

Welcome to the library's guide to E-Reserve!

Course Reserves Overview

What are course reserves?

Course reserves are supplemental materials reserved by instructors for the use of students in a particular class.  Materials placed on reserve are available at the Library Circulation Desk on the 5th floor of the One Main Building or online.  Due to the limited availability of course reserve materials, shorter loan periods are assigned. 

  • What types of materials can be placed on reserve?
  • Books (owned by the library or faculty)
  • Book chapters or excerpts (20% or less of a copyrighted book is the Fair Use standard)
  • Print journal articles*
  • Electronic journal articles found in UHD library databases (subject to license)*
  • Newspaper portions or excerpts*
  • Original student projects or papers* (Original Materials Permission Form Required)
  • Course syllabi, lecture notes, and tests*
  • Electronic files, i.e., PowerPoint slides, spreadsheets, Word documents, etc.*
  • Videos, DVDs, Audio Books, and Music CDs

*These items can be scanned for your convenience by the library and reserved electronically

What types of materials CANNOT be placed on reserve?

  • Material categorized as “consumables.” These include workbooks, lab manuals, and test answer sheets – any item designed to be filled out and used by one person.
  • Materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan or borrowed from other schools, including the UH main campus or the UH-Clear Lake campus.
  • Photocopies or scans of entire books or other materials

Contact Us

For further assistance with the Course Reserves service, please contact us at:

Phone: 713-223-7931