Reserve Policies and Procedures

Policies for Students

Texas Tech University students may check out items on Reserve at the University Library with their student identification card. Below are the checkout periods for specific types of items:

Item Category                                Loan Length

Electronic Course Reserve

Accessible through the library catalog for the duration of the course.

Course Reserve

Three days, overnight or two hours. Varies by professor.


Two hours

Dry Erase Erasers

Two hours

Dry Erase Markers

Two hours


Procedures for Faculty

Professors and instructors can place both electronic material and physical material on Course Reserve.

The first step in this process is to look at the University Libraries Copyright Information and Guidelines for Reserve. If the item you are requesting needs copyright permission, the permission needs to be granted before any items will be placed on Reserve.

Next, the faculty member or instructor should place a request online via the Course Reserve Request Form.

The following deadlines are set to ensure that materials are available for your students to use in a timely fashion.  Adherence to the schedule will ease the processing backlog at the beginning of each semester.

If you have questions, you may contact Circulation/Reserve staff via e-mail at or by phone 806.742.2265.