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Reserves

Temporary Reserves

  • Readers who anticipate returning to use material within the next two weeks are encouraged to place these items on Temporary Reserve at the Circulation Desk.
  • Readers may help themselves to reserved materials from the main collection. These items are shelved in the alcove behind the Reception Desk.
  • Reserved materials from the Archives and Special Collections may be requested at the Circulation Desk. 
  • The reserve period is two weeks, after which materials will be returned to the stacks if no renewal has been requested. Reserves may be renewed at the Circulation Desk.
  • Open Shelf materials and current periodicals may not be placed on reserve.

SAIC Course Reserves

  • Course reserves are located at the Circulation Desk in the Reading Room.
  • To request reserve materials provide the course name, faculty name, and call number of the book to the Circulation Attendant.
  • Reserve materials must be used in the Reading Room and may be requested one at a time.

Staff Reserves

  • Staff reserves are for the convenience of AIC staff who are involved in long-term research and may be established at any time.
  • Staff may help themselves to reserved materials from the main collection. These items are shelved in the alcove behind the Reception Desk. 
  • Reserved materials from the Archives and Special Collections may be requested at the Circulation Desk. 
  • Materials may stay on Staff Reserves for the duration of the research project.