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The University Libraries' online Course Reserves allows library patrons to view listings of materials currently available at Reserve Desks for VT instructors.  To search for reserve material, enter all or part of the instructor's name, last name first.  Alternatively, you may enter the course name or number.  Please bring the call number to the Circulation desk with your Hokie passport to check out any reserve material.  Limited to 2 items checked out at a time.  

To view PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Instructors, please read about our copyright guidelines before  placing items on Reserve.


Enter all or part of the name, last name first.

Type as much or as little of the name or number as you wish.


Searching for reserve materials
  • use the above search boxes or the Reserves feature on Addison.
  • write down the call number and bring it to the Circulation/Reserve desk.
  • you may select up to 2 items to check out at one time.
  • noted in the last column is the length of time you may check the material out.
    • 2 hour library use only
    • 2 hours
    • 3 hours, media use only
    • 2 days
    • 7 days
Checking out material
  • To borrow reserve items, please bring a valid form of identification. We will accept:
    • Hokie Passport
    • Virginia Driver's License
    • Virginia Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
    • University Libraries Borrower Card
  • For information on who are eligible users of these IDs, please see the acceptable IDs section.
  • The materials will be checked out on your library account.
  • You may check out 2 items at a time.
  • A label on the book, personal item, folder, video or other media material will indicate the loan period and whether the item may leave the library.

Reserve items may be renewed a maximum of 3 times, with the exception of 7 day loan items, which cannot be renewed. Renewals are NOT allowed during exams or if other patrons are waiting on reserve items.

You can renew either in person at the Newman Library Circulation/Reserve Desk or by calling 540-231-6340. (To see renewal information for other branches/units, see their web sites linked below.) You will need to provide your patron ID number and the reserve item number you wish to renew. You will be given a new due date and time. Fines will accrue at $1.00/hour (or fraction thereof) for hourly reserve items renewed late, and at $1.00/day for daily reserve items renewed late.

At certain times, no renewals will be allowed. They include:

  • during Exam Week and Reading Day
  • if a staff member has determined a time of peak usage
  • if the item is in need of repair

Please note that if materials are not renewable, you will be fined if the item is not returned on time.


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

Patrons may pay fines at the Circulation desk.  Accepted forms of payment:  cash, check, or Hokie Passport general funds.

Patrons may appeal Newman Library reserve fines by completing an appeal form available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk.

Reserve fines at other branch libraries (ie. Art+ Architecture Library, Vet Med Library, or the NVC Resource Center) may be appealed at that respective branch.

Reserve info

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Newman Reserve general information

Newman Library spring hours

Sun: open 9:00am*
Mon-Thu: open 24 hours*
Fri: close 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

*During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.

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My Library Account

Check My Library Account to view all materials checked out to you, due dates, awaiting materials you have requested, and any fines you may have.

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