Reserves - Basics for Students

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Reserves are the materials designated by instructors for their students in specific courses. Such materials are "on reserve". They may include books, photocopies, audiovisual materials, or miscellaneous items. These items are available for a limited loan period so that students may have relatively easy access to them. Reserves are located at the Serivce Desk on the Main Level of the Library, you will need to bring your Campus Card.

E-Reserves: The Library also offers faculty the option of placing some material on "e-reserve", which means the material is full text online.

Access e-reserves using your UPEI username/password through the Reserves link above.

How to Borrow:

You will need your Campus Card

Books: Please request items by book title.
Photocopies: please ask for the folder for your course, number, and section/instructor.
Items may be taken out of the Library unless specified for In Library use only.

Reserve material cannot be renewed by phone or by email.

A hold cannot be placed on Reserve material.

If you are having problems getting the material, talk to your instructor who can work with Library staff to resolve the problem.

Loan Period:

Varies from 1 hour to 7 days depending upon the instructor and item.


  • Overdue Reserves: $1.00 per hour.
  • Overdue laptops: $5.00 per hour.