Course Reserves - Libraries
To place items on reserve, please complete the Course Reserve Form.
How can I find out if my textbook is available in Course Reserves?
Search our Course Reserve System.
About Course Reserves:
Some instructors place textbooks and other materials on reserve for students to use in the library. These items are located at the library’s Circulation (Checkout) Desk. Students need their NOVA ID to check reserve items out. Most reserve items are for IN LIBRARY USE ONLY. Some items are available for short-term lending (one, three or seven days).
Why isn’t my textbook available on reserve?
The library does not have textbooks for all NOVA classes. Reserve items are supplied or donated by instructors and academic departments. If your textbook is not currently offered, please talk with your instructor. Please note: Textbooks are often unique to each campus, which means that Alexandria textbooks would not be available at other NOVA campus libraries.
Loan Policy and Fines:
- A NOVA ID card is required to borrow any course reserve item(s).
- Course reserves cannot be renewed.
- There is a $4 per hour/day fine for overdue reserve items (as applies). Please check with your campus library to determine if there is a time restriction on In Library Use Only items.
Ask a Librarian
Hours, Location, Staff
Information Desk: 703.845.6456
Circulation Desk: 703.845.6231
Bisdorf Building (AA), Room 232
5000 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311
Information Desk: 703.323.3410
Circulation Desk: 703.323.3128
Godwin Building (CG), 3rd Floor
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
3922 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Information Desk: 703.450.2661
Circulation Desk: 703.450.2567
Learning Commons (LC), Room 202
21200 Campus Drive
Sterling, VA 20164–8699
Colgan Hall (MC), Room 129
6901 Sudley Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
6699 Springfield Center Dr, Room 341
Springfield, VA 22150