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Course Reserves

General Information

Course Reserves are course-related materials made available through the UWB/CC Campus Library. Textbooks, films, and other Items owned by the UW Libraries or instructors may be placed on Reserve for short-term checkout. Some required course materials are available in electronic format (e.g. ebooks, streaming media).

Search the UW Libraries Catalog

For best results, enter a keyword or title search under Course Reserves in UW Libraries Search. You can also search by your instructor's last name or course number.

  • intermediate algebra
  • jones
  • bmath 125

If you are searching for a Cascadia College course by course number, you must enter a "c" before the course abbreviation.

  • cengl 101
  • cphil 240
  • cchem 375

Please contact library staff at 425.352.5340 if you need assistance.

Reserve Shelving Locations

UW Bothell and Cascadia College Course Reserves are shelved in three different locations on the first floor of the Campus Library.

  • UW Bothell CC Library Reserve - Located directly across from the Information Desk.
  • UW Bothell CC Library Closed Reserve - Located directly behind the Information Desk. Please ask staff for assistance.
  • UW Bothell CC Library Media Reserve - Located directly behind the Information Desk. Please ask staff for assistance.


Course Reserve Policies

Reserve Fines

Fines on Course Reserves are assessed to encourage prompt return of materials. Fines apply all days and all hours, even if the library is closed, and are assessed after an item is overdue. Lost item processing fees are levied to defray the costs incurred by the Libraries in billing, processing sanctions, facilitating the return of items, and other activities related to the recovery of material.

  • 1 - 10 hours overdue: $2.50 per hour
  • After 10 hours overdue: Item may be billed as lost. Lost item charges for Reserve loans include a $25 overdue fine + $30 lost item processing fee + a replacement cost of $150 or more.

For additional information, please visit the UW Libraries' Fines page.

Loan Periods

  • Reserve books: 2, 4, 24, and 72 hours
  • Reserve media
    • 7 days for instructors if media is on Reserve for their course
    • 24 hours for instructors if media is not on Reserve for their course
    • 24 hours for students and staff
  • View exact due dates and times through Your Library Account.
  • Due date and time for each Reserve item is provided as a courtesy on the due date slip.
  • Reserve materials must be returned by the exact due date and time to avoid overdue fines.


  • No renewals.
  • If Reserve materials are not in high demand, users may check them out again after they are returned to the Campus Library Circulation Desk.


  • No holds.
  • Reserve materials are available on a first-come basis.


UW Bothell/CC Campus Library book returns are located:

  • Just inside the library entrance, or a person at the Circulation Desk
  • Outside the library to the right of the library entrance
  • On NE Campus Parkway (left of the Library Annex building near the campus loading dock)

Reserve materials should be returned to the Circulation Desk where they were checked out. If the Campus Library is closed, UWB/CC Reserve materials can be returned to the after-hours book return located directly outside the library or on Campus Way NE near the Library Annex.

Responsibility of Library Users

Library users checking out Reserve materials are responsible for:

  • All Reserve materials checked out on their card.
  • Knowing when Reserve items are due, and returning them on time.
  • Understanding the Libraries' fine and circulation policies.

Need help?

If you need assistance, please contact the Bothell Campus Library at 425.352.5340 or Ask a Question.

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