Course Reserves


How do I place an item on course reserve?

  • Fill out this form.
  • If you are putting a personal copy on reserve, bring the item(s) to the Library Help Desk.
  • If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Library Help Desk at 910-962-3272 or rlcirculation [at]
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Where do I pick up books and media course reserve items?

  • Books, DVDs and other physical items on course reserves are kept behind the Library Help Desk. Just bring the call number and your UNCW OneCard to the desk and ask for the item.
  • Be sure to return the course reserves item(s) to the Library Help Desk when finished.

Does the library have a copy of my textbook?

Randall Library generally does not purchase textbooks for UNCW classes, but the library does have some textbooks. In order to determine if your textbook is available in the Library, follow the steps on the Find Textbooks page.


How do I use Course Reserves?

  • Books, DVDs and other media on reserve can be located by searching theĀ Course Reserves List.
  • Or, locate the title of the item that you need in the Library Catalog, note the call number and request the item by call number at the Library Help Desk.