Students can borrow course reserves materials for short periods as an alternative to purchasing books.  

Use the search bar on the homepage or on the top right corner of this page to find course reserves.

Books & Media

Most materials can be checked out for two hours. You can book reserves in person up to one day in advance, including overnight checkout. In-person renewals are allowed if the item is available. All items are due on the hour and fees start accumulating immediately. Return items at the circulation/reserves desk from which it was borrowed or the outside book drop when the library is closed.

E-reserves & E-books

We offer online access to selected e-reserve documents with a password provided to you by your professor. Click on "electronic copy available" for an item in the Scotty (UCR) catalog and you will be prompted to enter your UCNet ID, password, and course password provided by your instructor. Your file will then download.

To access e-books from home, you will need to connect from off-campus.

Overnight Checkout Times

Finals, summer, intersession and holiday hours vary. Check library hours.

  • Rivera Library & Orbach Science Library:
    Sunday-Thursday:  2 hour loan checkout at 10 p.m.; 3 hour loan checkout at 9 p.m.; 4 hour loan checkout at 8 p.m. All due the following day at 9 a.m.
    Friday:  2 hour loan checkout at 4 p.m.; 3 hour loan checkout at 3 p.m.; 4 hour loan checkout at 2 p.m. All due the following day at 10 a.m.
    Saturday:  2 hour loan checkout at 3 p.m.; 3 hour loan checkout at 2 p.m.; 4 hour loan checkout at 1 p.m. All due the following day at 2 p.m.
  • Music Library:
    Monday-Friday: Checkout at 4pm. Due the next open day at 10am.