Borrow From Reserves: Tisch

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The reserve desk, located at the far right end of the circulation desk, is open all hours of library operation. The reserve desk maintains a collection of materials placed on reserve by Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E) faculty in order to make required course reading available to a large number of students. Information on current reserve materials is provided online. All users must present a current, valid Tufts ID to borrow reserve materials. The course instructor determines the loan period for course reserve reading material. Library users accrue overdue fines for the late return of reserve materials and replacement fees for damaged, lost or unreturned reserve material.

Reserve Loan Periods

Instructors select loan periods for library books and personal copies from the following options:


All reserve materials must be returned to the reserve desk. Reserve material that is not returned to the reserve desk can incur overdue fines.

Overdue Fines

Reserve materials that are returned after the time or date due incur overdue fines. Overdue fines for reserve materials are higher than fines charged for late return of other library materials because of the high demand for reserve items. Charges are posted to the user’s library account when the material is returned. Library users can pay reserve fines at the Tisch circulation desk. Cash, checks and Jumbocash are accepted as payment.

Replacement Fees

All users are responsible for replacement fees for lost, damaged or unreturned reserve materials. Replacement fees are posted to the user’s library account. Library users can resolve these charges at the Tisch circulation desk. Cash, checks, Jumbocash and Interdepartmental Requisitions (IDR) are accepted as payment.

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