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Books, journal articles and audio visual materials assigned for individual courses are placed on Reserve by members of the faculty in order to make them readily available to students.  Many of these may be accessed online through E-Reserves, the Electronic Reserves System. Others are held at the Library Reserve Desks and may generally be checked out for two hours, or overnight.  Selected high-demand or out-of-print books may be placed on reserve permanently.



To borrow reserve items you must present a valid Yeshiva University ID card and be registered in the library system at the time of check-out.

Visitors wishing to consult reserve materials must leave their personal ID at the Reserve Desk until the item is returned.  For more information, please refer to Access Policies.

Reserve Locations

Hedi Steinberg Library - North Wing Library

Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraica/Judaica
        Circulation Desk (level 2) for general course reserves
         Reference Desk (level 5) for non-course-related reserve items

Pollack Library-Landowne Bloom Collection - Circulation Desk (level 2)

Borrowing Terms

The loan period for all reserve materials is 2 hours.
Pollack Library and Mendel Gottesman Library reserve items are intended for use in the library building only. Some Hedi Steinberg Library items may be taken off the library premises.  Reserve materials, with some exceptions, may be checked out for overnight use two hours before closing time and must be returned on the next day the library is open, within the first hour of opening.
During midterms and finals, reserve rules may change.


The overdue fine for reserve items is 25 cents per hour per item. 

How to Find the Call Number of a Reserve Item?

In order to request reserve material you must find the call number of the item in the YULIS catalog and present it at the Reserve Desk.  You may search by author or title.

If you know only the instructor's name, go to the YULIS catalog, select Reserves Search and enter the last name of your instructor. Click on your course name to find the list of the required readings with their call numbers.


Journal articles, book chapters, or other readings may be posted on E-RES for easy online access from either on-campus or off-campus locations.

Select E-reserves on the library homepage to find the readings for your course.  For help in navigating the system, check out our online E-Reserves Guide.


Please consult the Reserve Guide for Faculty for contact information and guidelines.