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Course Reserves: Faculty: Home

Course Reserve information for faculty members at Bowie State University

Faculty Library Materials Request Form

Course Reserve Form

Library Hours

Hours of service: 

Circulation department phone number: 301-860-3870

Face masks required all the times in the library. See BSU Personal Safety Practices.

September 7 (Tue) - December 22 (Wed)

  • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 10pm
  • Friday: 8am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 1pm - 10pm

Library hours are adjusted during breaks and the summer and winter sessions. Check the library Webpage for schedule changes. See the Library Hours for up to date information.

Course Reserves: Faculty

General Guidelines:

Placing relevant books, articles, and media on Course Reserves ensures that these items are available for all students enrolled in your course. You may place materials on reserve at the library that supports your program at Thurgood Marshall Library using the Course Reserve Form below.

You can place personal items and items owned by Thurgood Marshall Library on Course Reserve, If Thurgood Marshall Library does not currently have the item you would like to place on Course Reserve, you can request an item for purchase below.

Please submit your requests as early as possible to ensure timely access to course materials. 

**It is the responsibility of faculty to provide materials to be placed on course reserve. Please bring your materials along with the course reserve form to the Circulation Desk.**

Course Reserves FAQ

What is Course Reserves?

Course Reserves provides you with access to essential readings and media for your classes as requested by your instructor and are easily located at the Circulation Desk. Course Reserves can include books, media, articles and selected readings.

If you have any questions about the availability of a Course Reserve item, please call 301-860-3871.

How do I use Course Reserve materials?

  • Items are available for 2 or 3 hour loan periods as instructed by your instructor.
  • You will need your active Bulldog ID card to borrow items on course reserve.
  • These items shall not leave the library for any reason. NO EXCEPTIONS

Can I renew a course reserve item?

An item on reserve may be renewed in person as long as there are no other requests for it. Users of 24-hour reserve items must wait one day after returning an item before checking it out again. Note: Reserve items may be renewed only at the Circulation Desk and cannot be renewed online.

Will I be fined if I don't return a Course Reserve item?

Overdue fines for Course Reserves books are $2.50/hour. This fee is designed to ensure these books remain available to as many students as possible.

Please remember that you are responsible for items you borrow. Handle each item with care and return it promptly. A fine may be imposed for mishandled or damaged materials.