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Checkout & Renew: Reserve policies

Reserve Materials for Students

Materials placed on reserve by instructors have a short checkout period so that the materials are available to all students in the class. These items may be books, photocopies or audio visual materials.

  • Reserve materials are checked out at the Information Desk. You may look online to see what materials are on reserve for a specific course.
  • View Reserves
  • A Virginia Wesleyan University ID is required.
  • The course name and number is needed.
  • You may check out 4 items at one time.
  • The checkout period varies: 3 hour, 24 hour, or 3 days, depending on the item.
  • Some materials must remain in the library.
  • Reserve materials cannot be renewed.

Faculty - Putting Materials on Reserve


If the item you would like to have placed on reserve is a library owned item, please fill out the library's Reserves Form.

If it is a personal item, the request must be reviewed before it can be placed on reserve. Please contact Hofheimer Library about personal copy reserves by phone: 455-3224 or by email: Approved personal copies will be returned by intercampus mail at the end of the semester.

All reserves:‚Äč

  • Need to be submitted at least 3 working days before assigning materials to students.
  • Will remain on reserve for only one semester.
  • Library assumes no responsibility for copyright or lost/damaged materials.

Copyright information

The reserve policy is based on the assumption that the Library’s reserve shelf functions as an extension of classroom readings and/or reflects a student’s rights under the  Fair Use Doctrine (as prescribed for not-for-profit educational institutions in Section 107 of the Copyright Revision Act of 1976) and is intended to protect Virginia Wesleyan University and it’s faculty.

Hofheimer Library will place personal copies on reserve in accordance with the following general guidelines:

  • The material submitted on this form falls with the “Fair Use” guidelines or is not copyrighted.
  • You have obtained prior permission from the respective copyright holder(s).
  • You are the copyright holder.


Additional Information