Course Reserves


What are course reserves?

Course reserves are print textbooks or other course-related materials physically available through the San Diego Mesa Library.

How do I find course reserves?

Go to the course reserves web page and select the course or professor’s last name you want to view. Take note of the listed reserve number. Go to the first floor of the San Diego Mesa College Library to check out the course reserve materials.

How long may I keep a course reserve item?

The majority of course reserve materials are checked out for 2-hours. Some materials may be checked out overnight or 3 days. We will always tell you exactly what time your item is due.

Can I make copies of a reserve item?
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person making copies is responsible for any infringement. See San Diego Community College Copyright guidelines for additional details.

Where can I return a course reserve item?

Course reserves must be returned to the first floor of the San Diego Mesa Library desk from which the material was borrowed.

What are the late fees for course reserves?

2-hour reserve materials (Library Use Only) returned after the time due accrue late charges at a rate of $.35 per hour or portion of an hour. There is no grace period.

A $2.00 service fee plus $.50 per day shall be assessed for failure to return overnight or 3-day reserve materials on the posted due date/time.

I no longer need my textbook how can I help future students?

Please consider donating your textbooks to San Diego Mesa College Library. Textbooks are consistently added to the reserves collection and to the circulating collection. To donate items bring them to the Circulation counter on the first floor of the LRC building.

This is a great service! I'm an instructor at Mesa College, how do I place items on the library's course reserves?

You're absolutely right, please complete and submit a Course Reserve Form (PDF).