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Reserve Collection

The Reserve Collection is a temporary collection that supports the APSU teaching programs. The collection also contains items that have greater circulation restrictions than materials in the library's general and special collections. The reserve materials are located in the Circulation/Reserve Department on the main floor of the library. The Circulation/Reserve staff in the department provides assistance with the location or availability of reserve materials.


Faculty may complete a Reserve Request Form to place materials on reserve.

Located behind the Circulation/Reserve Desk on Level 2 of the library, the Reserve Collection is available during all library hours.

The Reserve Collection contains materials placed on reserve by APSU faculty as assigned or supplemental readings for their courses. High-use items such as current guides to prepare students for graduate admission tests and other qualifying tests are placed on general reserve. Most items can only be checked out for short-term use by currently registered APSU students and faculty members.

The Reserve Collection includes:

  • Books owned by the Woodward Library being used as assigned or supplemental readings for specific APSU courses.
  • Faculty members' personal copies of materials for their courses.
  • Photocopies of articles to be read as specific course assignments.
  • Tests and problem solutions for selected APSU courses.
  • The most current guides to help students prepare for graduate admission exams and other tests.
  • Selected reference sources.

Before requesting an item be added to the Reserve Collection, please review the Copyright Guidelines in the Reserve Policy