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Note: To find reserve materials by professor or course, visit your professor's Canvas course page and click on the " Course Reserves" button.

Loan Periods

While some readings are available 24/7, physical copies of textbooks are available at the Circulation and Course Reserves desk. You may borrow these titles for either 3 hours or 1 day at a time, depending on the item. To extend your loan, you will need to visit the desk for the staff to check for any holds on the item.

AU Core Titles

AU Library is keeping the cost of textbooks down by purchasing books that students can share. The library started this project in 2009 to place one copy of every required AU Core text for the fall and spring semesters on reserve. All texts can be found through the library catalog and your instructor's Canvas course page.

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Faculty Support

The Library helps faculty put more than 8,000 physical and electronic resources on reserve every semester.

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