Course Reserves

Log in to Library Course Reserves

Log in to the Library Course Reserves tool at reserves.binghamton.edu. You can also access this tool via myCourses.

Physical reserves

If your class is taught on main campus, then your reserves are processed by staff at the Newcomb Reading Room (LN-1302). If your class is taught at the University Downtown Center, then your reserves are processed at the UDC Library.

The Library Course Reserves tool on myCourses has a record of the items used within the past few semesters. If you are looking for a record of a reserve request made longer ago, it may be possible for Reader Services staff to retrieve that information. Please contact the Libraries' Course Reserves staff at mainresv@binghamton.edu for assistance.

Yes! We are happy to place personal copies on reserve. Please bring your copy to a Reader Services desk, and we will place it on reserve for your course.

If you are an instructor, when you submit a reserve request, indicate that you'll be providing a personal copy, and then bring the book to the Reader Services desk that handles reserves for your class. Be sure to write your name and Binghamton University email address in the book so that we know who it belongs to.

Please contact the Libraries' Course Reserves staff at mainresv@binghamton.edu and we will do our best to rectify the situation.

If you do not have an extra personal copy of the book that you would be willing to allow us to circulate, we can request that it be ordered. Instructors may submit a reserve purchase request through the Library Course Reserves tool on myCourses. Once the purchase is approved, we will order it and place it on reserve for your class when it arrives. Book orders can take up to 6 weeks, so the earlier we get a request, the better.

It depends. If the books are already listed under the Library Course Reserves tool on myCourses, then no. If they are not listed there, then yes. Receiving a reserve request allows us to place enough copies of a book on reserve if it is requested for multiple classes. It also ensures that readings for your class are more be easily accessible to your students.