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Please note: Reserves remain unavailable throughout the Fall 2020 semester. Please refer to our Library Services page for up to date information - 8/19/2020

Reserve items are located at the Access Services/Circulation Desk on the 5th floor of the Library.  Items on reserve include:

  • Library-owned materials (books, DVDs, etc.)
  • Instructors personal copies of materials
  • Required & supplemental readings provided by the instructor


Faculty: Place an Item on Reserve


FIT Faculty wishing to request items for purchase should first read the Library's Text Book Purchasing Policy [pdf] and contact Acquisitions and Metadata Services with any questions. 

To find reserves material use OneSearch, Library Catalog and use "Course Reserves" as a search filter.  Search by title, author, instructors name or course number.

Because of heavy demands for these materials there is a limit on the number of items that can be checked out at one time (3), the loan period is short (2 hours), no holds are allowed, fines for late returns are high ($1 per hour, $10 overnight) and will not be waived for overdue reserve material.

We kindly ask that Faculty submit their requests as quickly as possible before the semester begins to ensure the items are available when the semester begins. Faculty will receive confirmation by email from the Access Services Manager when their requested material is available for student use at the Circulation Desk.

Please feel free to email Access Services with any questions regarding Reserve materials. 

Type Loan/Renew Library Use Only  Fine Rate Maximum
Fine / Item
Library copy   2-hour loan/varies Yes $1.00/hr None
Personal copy Instructor's Preference Instructor's Preference $1.00/hr None