For Patrons

Please Note: Some Reserve books that were only available in print can now be accessed for free through RedShelf until May 25. To see if the book for your class is available, log in to You will be prompted to set up an account, which will allow you to create a list of up to seven books to use for the semester. If you need help, please contact Chad Metz at

The Access Services Desk houses material instructors require their students to read during a regular semester. This can include such materials as library books, tapes, and the professor's personal books on Reserve for their students.

To borrow an item on reserve, please come to the Access Services desk with the call number, professor’s name, course name or number, or book title. An LSU ID is required.

Materials may be loaned for 2 hours, 1 day, 3 days or 7 days. A slip will be provided at the time of checkout that will show the exact date and time that the item is due. The loan period is determined by each instructor. 

Fines are $1.50/ per hour. If the book is not returned within 48 hours after the due date, Lost Book Fines will be assessed. 

For Faculty

Display all Current Reserves by Instructor: