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Textbook Checkout

Find all textbooks and other items on reserve for your courses.

Textbook & Course Reserves

On ReserveThe library will place on reserve books, articles or other items that faculty would like to have available to their students.

Best Practices

Place on reserve multiple copies of course textbooks. This helps to ensure that students who cannot afford to purchase books still have access.

To place materials on reserve, use our Reserve Form or contact Lisa Nebout at (409) 938-8447 or email at


A Few Guidelines

Library materials and personal copies of items may be placed on reserve for students. A minimum of 48 hours is required for materials to be processed before sending students to the library to use the item(s).

Reserves Review

Reserve materials are reviewed each Fall and Spring semester. If you wish materials to be left on reserve for the next semester, please indicate so on the Reserve Request form. All other items will be removed and returned to owner. A minimum of 48 hours is required for removal of items from reserve.

You & Your Students Can Scan for Free!

Image of the Kic Scanner

Scan books, photos, magazines or any item up to 19 x 12.25 in black and white or full color for free! The Kic scanner is easy to use with touch screens as you go. The scanner is located the right side of the circulation desk.

Multiple File Formats

Scan as image files, rich text, PDF, searchable PDF, or audio.

Multiple Send Options

Scans can be sent directly to mobile device, USB drive, faxed, email, or cloud.

Textbook Checkout Guides

On ReserveYour students can find out here what has been placed on reserve for your courses with our Textbook Checkout Guides. In addition to textbooks, you can place on reserve articles or other items.

Students can click on the title of any book to see how many copies are on reserve, if they are currently available and in the case of most articles, access the full text online.