Reserve (Textbooks/Videos)

Reserve Circulation Policy

Books and items on Reserve are loaned out for 2-hours, 2-days or 7-days. Items with a 2-hour loan period may not leave the library. Loan periods for Reserve materials are determined by the instructors and departments who place the items on physical Reserve. Only materials owned by instructors or the UWM Libraries may be placed on Reserve. UWM Libraries is unable to place items held by other libraries on Reserve. E-books and e-Journals can be linked directly in your D2L class page. Photocopied articles or books cannot be placed on Reserve.

Reserve Resources for Faculty

Reserve Materials Request Form – form for instructors only to put items on Reserve
Use this form to request books or media currently held by the UWM Libraries to be put on Reserve.

Purchase Materials Request Form
Use this form to make a request for items to be purchased for Reserve.

Reserve Copyright Guidelines
Contains information about copyright and policies for placing materials on Reserve.

Reserve Resources for Students

Looking for your textbooks?  First try searching the UWM Reserve Catalog. Then try searching the UW-System catalog if the UWM Libraries don’t have your book(s). You also may want to ask your instructor if they have an extra copy of the textbook to place on Reserve.  Interlibrary Loan will not obtain textbooks, and will cancel any requests.

Overdue Fines:

2-hour Reserve items: $.50 per hour

2-day and 7-day items: $1 per day


All questions concerning Reserve materials, policies, or overdue fines should be directed to (414) 229-4673, or e-mail  at



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