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Faculty Services

Place an item on Reserve

The MiraCosta College Library strongly encourages faculty to put current textbooks, required readings and other course materials on reserve at the Oceanside and/or San Elijo campus libraries. Library-owned items may also be put on reserve.

To put an item on reserve, bring it to the appropriate campus circulation desk and complete a reserve request form. Faculty may specify whether the material is to go on Open or Closed Reserve.

  • Open Reserve items are housed in the Open Reserve Stacks and are available to students for two-hour in-library use.
  • Closed Reserve items are housed behind the library Circulation Desk and are only available to students upon presentation of a valid MCC ID card or or government-issued photo ID.
  • When putting materials on reserve in the MiraCosta College Libraries, faculty/staff should allow 24 hours before notifying their classes that the items are available.
  • Students requesting reserve items must know the instructor’s name, course name or title of item on reserve.

You may search for items currently on reserve here. If you are unable to obtain a desk copy of a textbook for placement on course reserve, please contact Glorian Sipman. If you have other questions regarding reserves, please contact the circulation desk at the appropriate campus:

Oceanside Circulation Desk 

760-795-6715 or ext. 6715

San Elijo Circulation Desk

760-634-7850 or ext. 7850.

Please visit our Copyright Resources page for copyright compliance guidelines for course reserve material.