Course Reserves Collection

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The Course Reserves collection consists of books, DVDs, CDs and other materials selected by SF State faculty on a semester-by-semester basis for the exclusive short-term use of students in one or more of their classes. Materials may be from the Library collections or personal copies.

Using the Collection

Course reserves may be checked out from the Book Checkout & Pickup Desk. Typical loan periods are 2 hours, 4 hours, 24 hours or 48 hours, as determined by the instructor.

For Faculty


For questions related to this collection, contact Course Reserves at (415) 405-5522.