Answered By: Sarah Griffis
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017     Views: 65

We may have multiple things on reserve at the Reserve/Circulation Desk for a class.  At the very least, we should have one copy of the official textbooks, as long as the professor notified the Suffolk University Bookstore--which is where we buy our copies.


In addition, a professor might place their own copies of materials at the desk or pull supplemental books from the stacks and ask that they be put on reserve.  The teacher also has the option of putting a copy of any "Course Pack" on reserve.


To know what's on reserve, first go to the online catalog (OPAC).  The Library Catalog is an option to the upper left on our homepage.  If the item is a book and you know the author or title, you can, of course, look it up and the location will say Sawyer Reserve instead of Sawyer 4th Floor.  For example:

But if you want to see everything on Reserve for your class, there is another option.

Next to the search box in the OPAC is a link to a separate search for Course Reserves. 

For your convenience, here is a link to that search area.


Just search for the course number--for example, CJN 226--and you can see a list of materials on reserve for that class.  If you see a course number but nothing is listed, that usually means that the course is not being offered this semester and nothing is currently on reserve.

If you have further questions, see this page.

You can also call Circulation/Reserves at 617-573-8535

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