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Search Course Reserves: Course Reserves

Discover if the MJC Library has a copy of your course textbook or other course materials on reserve

Search Course Reserves

Search WorldCat, the MJC Library catalog, to discover if the Library has your text book or other course materials on reserve.


Your MJC ID is your library card. To check out materials you'll need to have either your MJC ID, state driver's license, or other state-issued identification. If you don't have your MJC ID we'll need for you to give us your W number in addition to presenting your alternate identification card.

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Do We Have Your Textbook on Reserve?

The MJC Library has many textbooks and other materials on reserve in both the East and West Campus branches. Most check out for two hours and must remain in the library, but some have loan periods of 1, 3, or 7 days. To find out if we have what you need, do a reserve search. Go to WorldCat@MJC, hover over the Search link at the top, then click on Course Reserves, as shown below.

course reserves link

The search box allows you to search reserve items or courses. In the box below, I entered "humanities" to find any course with the word "humanities" in the title or in the humanities department. I only want courses that are active this semester, so I did not check the box to include inactive courses.

humanities search

There are 11 results; the first three are displayed below. The first result is for HUMAN 101: Introduction to the Humanities. Dr. Redwing has two items on reserve on East Campus. To see them, click the title of the course.

humanities results

Dr. Redwing's items are shown below. You can see the year each book was published, but not the edition. To see the edition, click on the title.

redwing items

In this case, we have the "brief edition" of the second item. Often you will see "2nd ed.," "3rd ed.," etc. If you see no edition statement, it is the first edition. Also check the Notes field to the right of the call number for an edition. (Note: the "View all editions and formats" link can show you other editions in print, but MJC won't necessarily have them.) You can see this item is available on East Campus and can be borrowed for two hours. Reserve materials are kept behind the checkout desk. To request this book, tell our staff the title of the book and the call number (PC Sayre); they will get it for you.

discovering the humanities

You can also search in courses by instructor name.


And you can search in courses by course name if you use the same abbreviation as on your schedule.

polsc 101

Or you can search in reserve items, instead, and search for keywords in the item's title.

core concepts

Check your course syllabus for this information.