Reserve items are materials that are expected to receive high use. For this reason they are set aside, usually at the circulation desk, for easy access for students and faculty. The materials on reserve are assigned shortened loan periods and require more stringent overdue penalties to insure their availability.
All sorts of materials are placed on reserve by instructors who want to give students in their classes equitable access to those materials. Typical materials may include:
Reserve items are usually kept at the circulation desk, this is the same desk you use when you want to check out books or laptops.