Reserve Materials
Course Reserves
Current Sinclair students will need to present a Tartan Card or valid state photo ID or driver's license to borrow materials from the Sinclair Course Reserves collection. You may obtain your own Tartan Card by going to the office of Registration & Student Records during normal business hours, Building 10, Room 10-221.
What are Course Reserves?
Course Reserves are a collection of materials, not in general circulation, to be used for class assignments. Reserve materials are located behind the Library Service Desk and consist of textbooks, reference materials, articles, and media necessary for students to complete course assignments. Not all textbooks are on Reserve. If your textbook is not available, you can request that your instructor or the department place a copy on Reserve.
Searching for Course Reserve Materials
You can search for Reserve Materials by the Course Number or by Instructor's name in the Online Catalog.
Reserve Periodicals
Some magazine issues or titles are placed on reserve to assure wide access to students.  A few of these titles include: American Journal of Nursing, American Nurse Today, CIN: Computers Informatics Nursing, Nurse Educator, and Nursing.
Reserve Fines
Course Reserve materials are in high demand and must be returned in a timely manner. If they are not returned when due, the following fines for each loan period will be applied:
Loan periods / Late Fines*

3-Hour Library Use Only
  • $0.50 per full or partial hour
  • OR  $25 per day
3-day Loan
  • $25 per day
7-day Loan
  • $25 per day
*You may request a receipt when paying a fine


How to Place Materials on Reserve 
  • Complete the online Materials Reserve Request Form listed on this guide.
  • Bring the form and the materials that you want on Reserve to the Library Service Desk.
  • Allow 3-5 working days to ensure that materials will be available for use.
  • All requests are processed in the order they are received.
Reserve Loan Periods Available
3 hours             3 days             7 days


If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Miracle, Technical Assistant at 937-512-4566 OR email: OR

Last updated - 1/14