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Course Reserves

Reserve material is located on the first floor of the library behind the circulation desk. The use of most reserve material is restricted to registered students and by loan period. Patrons must have a Wildcard to borrow reserve material.

Physical Reserves

Processing course lists is restricted to Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm when reserve staff are available. In addition to library materials, faculty may place their own books, DVDs, VHS, exams, desk copies, manuals, etc on reserve. Please be aware that the library can only accept privately owned or Falvey owned items for reserves.  We cannot accept items owned by other libraries or by commercial enterprises, like video stores.

Materials requested for reserve by an instructor may have a loan period of 2 hours, 1, 3, or 7 days, or 3 hours (in the case of videos). Students can request materials from staff at the circulation desk and must present their Wildcard.

Faculty Guidelines for Print Reserves

Electronic Reserves

Faculty may request that digital scans of print material be uploaded to Blackboard. Items accepted for electronic reserve include book chapters, articles, exams, papers, essays, etc.  Processing time for electronic reserves is 24-72 hours, depending on the time of year. All scanned items must meet copyright law restrictions.

Students will access electronic reserves via Blackboard Course Management software. Students must be registered for a class to obtain access to its electronic reserve readings. 

Faculty Guidelines for Electronic Reserves.


Reserve: Overdue & Fine Policy

Overdue Fine Policy

2 Hour Non Circulating $1 per hour per item, $10 max
2 Hour Circulating $1 per hour per item, $10 max
1, 3, 7 Day Loan $1 per day per item, $10 max

Lost Item Fee   

Lost Book  $100 replacement fee plus $10 overdue fine

Fines accrue when a circulating item is not returned by the time or date it is due. Fines continue to accrue even when the library is closed. When an item becomes 10 days overdue, a replacement fee in addition to the late fine will be assessed.  Moreover, the library reserves the right to notify a professor if his personal material is not returned to the Reserve Room.

Phone & Email

You can contact Trisha Kemp at 610-519-3899 or send an email to patricia.kemp@villanova.edu.


Last Modified: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015