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Checkout periods


Your instructor may have placed books or other items on reserve in the Library so that all members of your class may have access to them. Reserve items are held at the circulation desk.


  • Ask a circulation worker to assist you in locating the reserve item(s) you need.
  • Since items on the reserve shelves are organized by professors’ names, you will be asked for the name of your instructor and the name of the item you are requesting.
  • You can only check out two reserve items at a time.
  • You will need your DBU ID card in order to check out these items.
  • One-hour and 3-hour items (see below) may not be taken from the 1st floor of the Library.
  • Return reserve items to the basket on the circulation desk. Please do not place them in the book drops.



1 hour
Library use only
Must be used in Library and returned in one hour
Out: Saturday, 11:45 a.m.
Due: Saturday, 12:45 p.m.
3 hour
Library use only
Must be used in Library and returned in three hours
Out: Tuesday, 2:15 p.m.
Due: Tuesday, 5:15 p.m.
1 day
May leave Library
May be checked out any time, but returned by closing time that day
Out: Monday, 9:45 a.m. Due: Monday, 10:45 p.m.
3 day
May leave Library
Must be returned by closing time on 3rd day, regardless of check-out time
Out: Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.
Due: Saturday, 4:45 p.m.
8 day
May leave Library
Must be returned by closing time on 8th day, regardless of check-out time
Out: Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. Due: Wednesday (of following week), 10:45 p.m.


NOTE:   Please return all reserve materials at least 15 minutes before closing.


Be courteous to your classmates and return reserve items promptly! If reserve items are returned late, the following fees apply:

  • 1-hour or 3-hour reserves: $0.25 per hour
  • 1-, 3-, or 8-day reserves: $1.00 per day

We are here to help you!

For more information, questions, or comments regarding reserve services, please contact:

Circulation Supervisor

To ensure prompt attention to email,

please include "DBU" in the subject line of your message.



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