Mississippi College

Leland Speed Library

Course Reserves

General Information

Using a course reserve form, faculty members may place books, journal articles, or other printed materials on reserve in order to provide short-term circulation of required reading assignments. The loan period is set by the faculty member. Although the loan period may vary from two hours to one week, the most common period is for two-hour, in-library use only.

Course reserves are located at the LRC/Reserves Desk found on the library main floor. A current University ID card must be presented when borrowing reserves. All reserve materials must be returned to the desk from which they were borrowed. To encourage prompt return of materials and ensure maximum availability to class members, reserve fines are higher than fines for other materials.

For additional information contact Wanda Mosley by e-mail or call 925.3429.

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Locating reserve materials in MICAL

Reserve materials may be searched in MICAL by either the professor's name or the course name.

Call the Reserves Desk at 925.3429 for further information.

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Fines for Overdue Reserve Material

  • Reserve materials which circulate for two to 24 hours accumulate fines at the rate of $.25 per hour.
  • Reserve materials which circulate for two days accumulate fines at the rate of $1 per day; those which circulate for seven days accumulate fines at $.25 per day.
  • Fines do not accrue when the library is closed.

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Replacement fees

For each book which is not returned, the borrower will be charged the applicable fine and the greater of $50 or the current replacement cost.

For each journal issue which is not returned, the borrower will be charged the applicable fine and the current replacement cost.

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