Course Reserves at WCU Libraries

Electronic Reserves

Your professors may place articles, book chapters, solutions, and other materials on electronic reserve for specific courses that you are currently enrolled in.  These materials can be accessed through D2L.

Please note that the old e-reserves system, Docutek/Eres, is no longer available effective October 31, 2016.  Please contact us if you need access to materials that were in Docutek/Eres or have any questions.

How to View Electronic Reserves

  1. Log in to D2L
  2. Navigate to the course page for the course you want to see reserve items for 
  3. Click the Library tab in the upper right of the navigation bar and choose Course Reserves
  4. You should see a list of items available to you. Click the View Item link to open the resource in a new tab.

For more detailed instructions and screenshots, see the pdf below:

Print Reserves

You may be able to borrow textbooks and other recommended course readings for short periods. To check the availability of a book, log into course reserves through D2L or search here.

What Do I Need to Check Out Reserve Materials?

Bring your valid Ram eCard or driver's license.

Is There a Priority List for Checking Out Reserve Materials?

No, we check out reserve material on a first come, first served basis. We do have an ad hoc wait list that we will use in the case of very popular materials.  If an item is out when you come to look for it, you can leave us your name, the book title, and your phone number or email address and we'll try to contact you when the item is returned.  You'll have fifteen minutes to pick it up, or it will be returned to the shelf or moved to the next person waiting. 

How Long Can I Check Out Reserve Materials For?

Your professor sets the check out period.  When you check out the material, you'll be told that the check out period is either: ​

  • 2 hours
  • Overnight

Can I Take Reserve Materials Outside the Library?

Most reserve material is for library-use only, but if it has a longer check out period you may be able to take it out of the library.

Can I Renew Reserve Materials?

Yes, as long as no one is waiting to use it. Renew your material at the Reserve Desk.

What Happens if I Return Reserve Material Late?

You'll be charged a late fee - and charges accrue for each hour the reserve material is late. Return your reserve items directly to staff at the Reserve Desk to avoid late charges!

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