Reserves FAQ for Students on the Hattiesburg Campus
A: Reserve items are located at:
To find out where your Reserve is located, please visit the Reserve Desk or follow the instructions below.
Q: How do I look up Reserves?
A: You may look up the Reserve call number at the computer located at the Cook Library Reserve Desk, or online, following these instructions:
Q: What do I need to check out a Reserve?
A: Patrons need their University of Southern Mississippi ID (valid).
Q: How long can I check out a Reserve?
A: Loan periods for Reserves are chosen by each instructor when the item is placed on reserve. Items may be 7-day, 3-day, overnight, or 3-hour reserves.
Q: Why can’t it be a longer period?
A: Typically, several people need to access these selected items at the same time for specific classes.
Q: If I am not finished with it, can I check the item out again?
A: In order to give other patrons the opportunity to check out that Reserve item, patrons must wait 30 minutes after they check an item in before they attempt to check it out again, unless there is another copy of that item. If there is another copy, the 30-minute waiting period is not required.
Q: How many Reserves may I check out at one time?
A: Two Reserve items may be checked out at one time.
Q: Why can’t I check out more?
A: Reserve item check-out is limited to two items so that one person doesn’t dominate the use of items needed by several people during the same time period.
Q: How do I access an E-Reserve?
A: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. This is a free program from www.adobe.com. You will also be prompted for your University of Southern Mississippi CampusID/Empl (w######) login and password.
Look up the E-Reserve online, following these instructions:
Hint: Large documents will take time to download, depending upon your connection speed -- sometimes up to 5 minutes for a fast connection, or much longer for a modem connection. If you do not allow the reserve to download completely, you will only retrieve or download part of the document, so be careful to let the download complete.
If you have any questions about E-Reserves, please contact the Circulation Desk at 601.266.4250.
Q: How can I tell if my Reserve is an E-Reserve?
A: The call number will always have the initials ERES (which is an abbreviation for E-Reserve) and the number following these initials will always be a five-digit number.