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Reserves items are held at the Newman Library Circulation Desk located on the second floor near the main entrance. They include materials instructors have put on reserve and any copies of textbooks for current Virginia Tech classes that the library owns. Due to high demand, these items check out for one of the following shorter loan periods:

  • 2 hours
  • 3 hours
  • 2 days
  • 7 days

Finding and Checking out Reserves

  • Find reserves using the above search box or the Reserves feature on Addison and searching for either the instructor’s name or the course abbreviation (e.g., CS 4234 or EDCI 5724).
  • Select up to 3 items to check out at one time.
  • Write down the call number, located in the third column of the search results, and bring it to the Circulation/Reserve desk.

Renewing Reserves

In order to renew a Reserve item you must bring the item and your Hokie Passport to the Circulation desk. Renewals will not be allowed in the following situations:

  • During Exam Week and Reading Day
  • If another patron is waiting on the item
  • If a staff member has determined a time of peak usage
  • If the item is in need of repair

Fines for Reserves

Hourly Reserve items (2 Hour Loan and 3 Hour Loan) are fined $1.00/hour overdue. Daily Reserve items (2 Day Loan and 7 Day Loan) are fined at $1.00/day overdue.

For example:

  • If a reserve item is returned 15 minutes late or 59 minutes late, the fine will be $1.00.
  • If the reserve item is an hour and 10 minutes late, the fine will be $2.00.
  • If the reserve item is a daily Reserve item and it is a day late, the fine will be $1.00.

Please see the Fines page for additional information about library fines. For questions related to reserves contact us at

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