Course Reserves

The Reserve Collection at MERIT Library is intended to provide limited access to high-demand materials for School of Education courses, particularly those which support the teacher training and preparation programs.  Items in this collection are submitted by instructors for students currently enrolled in UW-Madison and have restricted circulation periods.

MERIT Library also provides an electronic reserves service that links students to online course materials such as syllabi, book chapters, articles, or class notes.

Finding Course Reserves

All course related reserves, including links to online reserve readings (e-reserves) and/or a list of physical materials on reserve at the library, are available through My UW. Log in and click on the Learning tab (for students) or the Teaching tab (for instructors) and then on My Courses.  Courses with reserves will have a "Library/Reserve" link.

Reserve Materials at MERIT Library

The physical reserve collection is kept behind the MERIT Library Circulation Desk.  Ask Circulation Desk staff to retrieve these materials for you.  

A valid UW-Madison ID card is needed to check out reserve materials.  

To avoid overdue charges, MERIT Library advises users to return reserve materials directly to the MERIT Library Circulation Desk.

The charges for overdue reserve materials are:

  • In-House/2-Hour loans: $2 per hour
  • 3-Day loans: $5 per day
  • Maximum charge: $35 per item

For Instructors: Placing items on reserve

Additional information about reserves and copyright at UW Madison is available at:
UW-Madison Libraries Course Reserves & Materials

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