Q. What is the difference between Reserves and Reference?
Reserves are materials that your professor has set aside for you in the Reserve Room at the Liberal Arts Campus Library and at the Circulation Desk at the Pacific Coast Campus Library. These items may be checked out only for a short period of time (e.g., 2 hours). This gives all the students in the class sufficient time to use the material without anyone keeping it for weeks. The Reference Collection does not circulate, which means that the items may not be checked out. Reference materials are usually books that people use to look up answers to questions or that have short articles that can be read in one sitting.