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Course Reserves

Information about Course Reserves at the Texas Tech University Libraries

Permanent Reserves

Permanent Reserves is a collection of materials selected by Texas Tech University librarians and maintained separately from the library’s general collection in order to provide greater access to items that are typically popular and frequently misplaced. These books are not associated with a specific class and are intended to be used for reference purposes. All items on Permanent Reserve have a checkout policy of 4 hours and may only be used in the library.

To check out an item that is on Permanent Reserves, you will need to:

  • Be sure to bring your Texas Tech University ID to the library with you (we cannot check out materials to you without it)
  • Go to any of the service desks on the ground floor of the library (East Desk, West Desk, and Document Delivery)
  • Inform library personnel that you would like to use an item on Permanent Reserve and provide the title of the book

If you have questions or suggestions for Permanent Reserves, please contact us at and provide any citation information you may have. We will forward your suggestion(s) to the appropriate subject librarian for consideration.

Copyright Notice

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.