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Library Hours

Hours of Services via telephone: 301-860-3870

Summer 2023

May 30 (Tue) - July 29 (Sat)

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

*The library will be closed on June 19 (Mon) for Juneteenth and July 4 (Tue) for Independence Day.

July 31 (Mon) - Aug 27 (Sun)

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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.

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Course Reserve List

Take a look at the current list of course reserve materials. 

Don't see what you're looking for? Visit or contact the Circulation Department at 301-860-3870.

Guide Owner, Library Services Specialist

Joice Igbinovia

Bowie State University

Thurgood Marshall Library

Course Reserves: Students

Course Reserve items are selected by your professors and have limited checkout periods. These textbooks or supplementary materials range from full books, to chapter excerpts, journal articles and occasionally media items. They are available at the Circulation Desk and must be checked out using your Bulldog ID Card. Course Reserve items can not leave the library, but you are free to scan and make copies of Course Reserve items.

In order to find your Course Reserve materials easily, please have the title and call number of the items you are requesting. This information is usually provided in your syllabus or by your professor.

Course Reserves FAQ's

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.

Popular Course Reserve Materials