Required readings may be placed on reserve at either circulation desk; complete the webform below and click the submit button. If the library does not already own a title, make a separate request at the Recommend a Purchase link or contact the library to arrange placing your own personal copy on reserve.

Allow a week for processing of materials in-hand and at least one month for ordering and processing of new acquisitions.

Reserve loan periods are two-hour or two-day.

Note that this form is not for transferring items from one CCA library to another or to place a hold on an item for pick-up; to do that please place a hold on the item from the library catalog.

For questions contact

  • Simpson (San Francisco) requests: Paul Navarrete, 415-703-9558,
  • Meyer (Oakland) requests: Nancy Chan, 510-594-3610,

You can also make course reserves requests in person at the circulation desk of either library.

Course and contact information
Enter the names of course instructors.
Enter course name as it should be listed in the library catalog.
Enter your email address.
Item one
Items with 2-day loan periods may be taken out of the library while 2-hour items must be used on-site.
Do you need it on reserve all semester, or only for certain dates? Any other details we should know?
  • Only required course readings may be placed on reserve.
  • Please allow 1 week for material to be processed and 3 weeks for items that need to be purchased.
  • Please be aware that, for space considerations, not all reserve requests may be honored.
  • You may be asked to have an item placed on the shelf for a limited part of the semester only or for a copy of a class syllabus to verify that the reading is required.
  • Personal copies of books and other materials may be placed on reserve, as well as photocopied articles/readers that are produced in conformance with current copyright law. The libraries are not responsible for lost or damaged personal copies, including barcode affixing. Please retrieve personal copies at the end of the semester.
  • From time to time the library may need to determine whether materials provided by instructors are in accordance with copyright law and fair use guidelines. The library will return those materials which are clearly outside of acceptable practices. The library may also enjoin faculty from using library materials in ways that are not permitted under the fair use doctrine. See also our guide to copyright clearance.
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