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What is the difference between materials on reserve and materials in reference?

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017  |  13 Views

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While searching IUCAT, the library's online catalog, you may come across materials that have locations listed as "Reserves" or "Reference":

  • Reserves are materials placed by faculty in a closed stack area for use by a specific class. Materials may then be checked out by students in that class for a limited time period. Use may or may not be restricted to in-library only.
  • Reference refers to materials (e.g. encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, handbooks, etc.) that are available for use only within the library. These materials may not be checked out.

Please Ask A Librarian if you have additional questions about the differences between these types of library materials.

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