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PHYS 3100: Intro to Modern Physics Lab: Find Background Info - Course Reserves

Course Reserves FAQs

Answers to your questions about Course Reserves:

Why? Instructors often put books and other reading materials in Course Reserves so everyone in a class can access them.

What? Course Reserves includes (a) a webpage on the Libraries website where you can view a list of books on reserve and (b) shelves behind Waldo Library's Circulation Desk where the physical books are stored.

How? The first time you access the Course Reserves webpage, you need to sign in and then search for and add the your course to your account.

Where? Use this link to get to the website: WMU Libraries Course Reserves. The actual books are shelved behind the Circulation Desk, located in the main entrance of Waldo Library, and this is where you can check them out in order to use them.

Step 1. Find list of PHYS 3100 books on reserve

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Step 2: Check Out Materials from the Access Services Desk

Once you have a list of course reserve materials you want to use, you will need to:Access Services Desk

  1. Go to the Access Services Desk in the entrance of Waldo Library
  2. Give one of the staff members behind the desk (red arrow) the:
    • Titles of the books you want
    • Course number or instructor's name
    • Each item's call number

The staff member will then check out the book to you. 

Step 3: Return the books

You need to return the book to the Access Services Desk within 2 hours of checking it out by giving them back to a staffer behind the 

BOok Drop in Waldo Library Rotunda

Access Services Desk or putting them in the book return slot in the wall just to the right of the Access Services Desk (red arrow).

Librarian Liaison

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Carrie Leatherman
Waldo Library, First Floor, Rm 1009

Office: 269-387-5142