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Course Reserves and Textbooks

Information for students and faculty about textbooks and other course materials at the libraries.
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Learn about the Library Course Reserve Collection. Check to see if an item you need is on Course Reserve at TTC or ACC. Find out where, when and how long you can borrow reserves. Information for faculty on adding/removing/renewing course reserves for your courses.


About Course Reserves

  • The library maintains a collection of textbooks and other assigned material used for specific Kalamazoo Valley Courses.
  • To provide greater access to all students, most course reserves have a limited loan period of 3 hours.
  • The libraries have hundreds of assigned and supplementary materials in the course reserve collection.
  • At student or instructor request, the assigned textbooks for the Top 25 enrolled courses are placed on reserve each semester.

Search for Course Reserves

Search this Guide (recommended for textbooks)

By Class
  1. Find your discipline and course number. For example, if you are taking Fundamentals of Biology, the class number is BIO 101 and the discipline is Biology.
  2. View TTC Course Reserves or ACC Course Reserves.
  3. Select the discipline from the A-Z list. There are no items on reserve for a discipline not on the A-Z list.
  4. Look for your class number.

Note: Not all instructors use the same books for the same classes, so be sure to reference your class syllabus or the KVCC Bookstore website to find the required book(s) for your class.


Catalog Search (recommended for novels)

By Title

  1. Search the catalog by title.
  2. If the item is on reserve, the location will note that it is in the Reserve Collection.
  3. Some assigned books may be in the General Collection, which has a semester long loan period. If another student requests a book that you have checked out, it will be recalled and you must return it within 3 weeks.