Course Reserves

The NMSU Library Reserves Policy governs the procedures and guidelines of our reserves operation.

Reserves Request

General Information

Course Reserves are course-related materials made available through the Zuhl Library. Textbooks, films, and other items owned by NMSU Libraries or the instructor may be placed on Reserve for short-term checkout.

Search the NMSU Libraries Catalog for Reserves

For best results, enter the title or keyword search. You can also search by your instructor's last name or course number.

  • intermediate algebra
  • Jones
  • math 125

Please contact library staff at (575) 646-4441, if you need assistance.

Course Reserve Policies


Fines are assessed to encourage prompt return of materials. Fines apply all days and hours, even if the library is closed, and are assessed after an item is overdue. Fees are levied to defray the costs incurred by the Libraries in billing, processing sanctions, and other activities related to the recovery of material. Reserve fines will accrue at $1.00 per item per hour until the item is returned.

Loan Periods

Loan due dates and times vary
Loan Type Due Dates/Time
Library Use Only 1, 2, or 4 hours
May Leave Library 2 hours, one day, three days, or seven day


View due dates/times through Your Library Account. (You may need to login using your username and password to access your account.)

The due date and time for each Reserve item are stated at checkout.


No renewals.

If Reserve materials are not in high demand, users may check them out again after returning the items to the Zuhl Library Service Desk.


Reserve materials should be returned to the circulation desk, where they were checked out. If the Zuhl Library is closed, NMSU Reserve materials can be returned to the after-hours book drop located directly outside the library or at the book drop located near the parking lot on Brealand.

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.

Contact Information

New Mexico State University - Las Cruces Reserves

Location: Zuhl Library, Service Desk 1st Floor


Phone: (575) 646-4441

Office Hours: Monday through Friday  |  9:00 am – 6:00 pm