Reserve Request Form

(Submit For Full Library Processing - For Faculty Use Only)

Please complete instructor and course information, then enter information
for any Books, Journal Articles, or Media Materials for reserve.

Instructor Information

Course Information
List course ID exactly as it appears in CSULA Class Schedule,  e.g. ANTH-250, PSY-304A
Select quarter and year to add materials:

(Course Password is required for electronic reserve)

(Processing books and copying articles the Library owns takes 5 working days (M-F), orders up to several weeks)
Please send your attachments using this email address
Important Tips
  • Enter citations for each book or article needed below. You may enter the requested fields by hand, or cut and paste brief entries from saved Library Catalog or journal database listings.
  • Citations pasted in can be in the database format as long as all data listed to left of input boxes is entered.
  • We recommend you search the Library's Online Catalog for books and Periodical List for journal articles using links below.
  • If you do not have time to search you may leave the Call Number field blank and the Library will search, but you will not know in advance what the Library may have to order or how long processing will take.
  • Normally, the Library orders one copy for each book. For articles, the Library recommends one copy for each 20 students in a class up to a maximum of 3 copies. 
  • Select one loan period for all books or articles with the drop-down box. If you have different loan periods, select Varies from the drop-down box, and enter one loan period beneath each item. 


Enter the requested information for each book (Note: If Library owns, enter call no,; if not, enter "Order"). Library Catalog

  • Author
  • Title
  • Pub. & Year
  • Call Number
  • Loan Period
    • 1 Hour
    • 2 Hour
    • 1 Day
    • 2 Days
    • 7 Days


Journal Articles:

Enter the requested information for each article (Note: If Library owns, enter call no,; if not, enter "Order"). Library Periodicals Search We can make copies from print or online journals. Please check the journal holdings to make sure the Library has the year the article was published.

  • Journal Title
  • Volume Number
  • Month / Issue #
  • Page Numbers
  • Publication Date
  • Article Author
  • Article Title
  • Call Number
  • # of Copies
  • Loan Period
    • 1 Hour
    • 1 Day
    • 2 Days
    • 7 Days

Media Materials (includes VHS, DVD, CD, LP, Multimedia, Music Scores):

Enter the requested information for each item (Note: If Library owns, enter call no,; if not, enter "Order"). Library Media Search
Please Note: Media reserve materials will be housed at the "Music & Media Center" service desk, Library North 3rd Floor.

  • Composer/Performer
  • (music items only)
  • Title
  • Vol/Part #
  • (if part of a series)
  • Call Number
  • Media Format
    • VHS Video
    • DVD
    • Audio CD
    • Music Score
    • LP Record
    • Multimedia CD-ROM

When you click "Submit Your Reserves Request" below, you will receive an email copy of this request as confirmation. You will be notified when the items you have requested are ready for use. 

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