Accessing Course Reserves

Where you can find course material on reserve?

Faculty — please click here to place an item on reserve

To search for materials on reserve, select the Course Reserves tab on the search box above, and then enter either the course code or instructor’s last name as your search term.

Reserves are materials with a short loan period placed in a separate location in the library at the request of faculty members for use of York University students. Each of the York University Libraries has a reserve section.


Library location

Reserve materials

Access Services,
Scott Library
Scott Library: social sciences, humanities, fine arts, education, environmental studies
Bronfman Library
Frost Library
Bibliotheque Frost Library: Glendon College courses
Map Library
416-736-2100, ext. 33353
Map Library: maps and cartographic materials for all courses
Steacie Science Library
Steacie Science & Engineering Library: science, engineering and health
Sound and Moving Image Library
416-736-2100, ext. 88880
Sound and Moving Image Library: Audio/visual materials, scores and accompanying reading material


Reserve sections are open during each of the libraries’ regular AskUs hours .

To Borrow Reserve Material

To borrow reserve materials you must have

  • a YU-card and the call number of the item you wish to borrow.

Consult the Catalogue to obtain the call number of the item you wish to borrow. Take the call number and your YU-card to the Circulation/Reserve desk.

Loan Period

Reserve materials may be checked out at any time. One day and three day loans may be returned prior to closing on the due date. Two hour items which are checked out less than 2 hours before closing are due at opening time on the next day that the Libraries are open. Two hour items on reserve at Steacie are due at closing if checked out less than 2 hours before closing, and are not eligible for an overnight loan.

Reserve materials out on loan must be returned to the reserve section from which they were borrowed. There are no renewals on reserve materials, and holds cannot be placed on reserve items.

Consult specific library locations as loan periods and circulation procedures may vary in each reserve section.


1 day and 3 day loans: $5.00 per day to a maximum of $100.00 per item

Hourly loans: $3.00 per hour or any part thereof to a maximum of $100.00 per item