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PHYS 3100: Intro to Modern Physics Lab

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

For best results, view video in full screen with closed captions turned on.

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 reserve books to the User Services Desk within 2 hours of checking them out by giving them to a staffer behind the 

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

BOok Drop in Waldo Library Rotunda

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I am available for in-person or virtual appointments. Please make an appointment or email me using the links above. My office is in Waldo Library, Room 1052 (First Floor).