Indiana University Northwest
John W. Anderson Library

John W. Anderson Library



In order to make it easier for you to gain access to materials needed for your courses, the library maintains a collection of materials that your instructors have requested be placed on Reserve. Be aware that it takes approximately one week to process materials before they are available.

Material placed on Reserve by instructors is also kept in the Reserve Area which is located at the Circulation Department. Reserve items may be books, articles, old exams, audio materials, or video cassettes. Each item is listed on cards which are filed alphabetically under the instructor's name in the Reserve File Catalog located on the Circulation Counter.

Online Reserve Book Request Form
Print Reserve Book Request Form


Generally speaking, only students may take out materials on reserve. Students wishing to use Reserve materials must have their IUN photo student i.d. card. This is the only item that may be used to borrow materials on Reserve. The Library also keeps a few special items on reserve such as preparation books for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and Police Officer Exams. Any patron may use these materials by presenting a valid Indiana Driver's License which will be held at the Reserve Desk until the material is returned. These materials may not leave the library. There is a limit of 2 (two) items per student which may be checked out at one time. Be advised that the Reserve materials have significant fines for overdues. All materials must always be returned to the Reserve Desk to avoid a fine.

Loan Periods

Each instructor designates which category of Reserve will be used. There are 4 (four) loan periods available:

2 Hours - Library Use Only
The book, article, or exam may not be taken from the Library at any time and must be returned to the Reserve Desk at the end of two hours. However, these items may be photocopied.

Reserve Fines

2 Hour Materials

  • First hour overdue per item: $2.00
  • Each additional hour overdue per item: $1.00
  • Maximum fine per item: $15.00

There is a $5.00 fine plus replacement cost for a lost or mutilated item.
There is a $25.00 fine plus replacement cost for non-returned tapes, cd's, and audio/video cassettes.