Course Reserves

The library maintains a collection of Course Reserves materials to support faculty members’ instructional requirements for specific courses.

Electronic Reserve Request FormPlease use this form for electronic reserves or for library-owned items. Printable Reserve Request FormPlease use this form for faculty-owned items.
Please complete form, attach PDFs or Word documents, as needed, and submit electronically.
Option1: Download this form, complete it, print it and bring to the library with physical items.
Option2: Print this form, complete it, and bring to the library with physical items.

Types of Course Reserves:

  • Electronic reserves (e-reserves), such as journal articles, readings, and book chapters, can be accessed online from the library catalog.
  • Print and other physical reserve items, such as books and DVDs may be faculty-owned or from the library. Textbooks can also be placed on reserve, but they must be faculty-owned since the library does not buy textbooks.

Faculty Guidelines for Placing Items on Course Reserve

How to Access Course Reserves

Circulation of Print, Media and other Physical Reserves

Copyright and Course Reserves

If you have any questions, please contact:

Heather Darley, Reserve Coordinator
Tel: 201-684-6827

Madel Tisi, Circulation, Reference & Instruction Librarian
Tel: 201-684-7510


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Instructions: Use the library’s catalog to find books, course reserve items, movies, music and government documents. Conduct a quick search from this box or click on the catalog link for more search options.

Examples: Romeo and Juliet, Popular Culture, Wind Willows Advanced Catalog Search arrow graphic

Instructions: Search for course reserves by typing in your professor’s name in the search box. Materials are usually available electronically or in print. If the reserve item is not available electronically, please write down the call number and give it to the Circulation staff so they can retrieve the item for you.

Examples: Prof. Name, ACCT 221, World Cultures Find More Course Reserves arrow graphic
Ramapo Login Instructions
Login: R Number
Password: Last Name
Non-Ramapo Login Instructions
Login: Library Barcode
Password: Last Name
(All Lowercase)

Instructions: Need a database? Conduct a quick search by typing in the name of the database you are looking for into the search box (ex. JSTOR, Project Muse, Academic Search Premier, etc.) or use the drop-down menu to search for databases in certain subject areas.

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Instructions: Want to find a source? Search the journal, magazine or newspaper title (source name) to see if the library has full-text print or electronic access and, if so, what date ranges are available.

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