Access instructor-assigned course materials at the USJ Library.

Both traditional and online course reserves are available from the Library.

Contact us to learn more, or explore the information below.

Student Information:

Traditional reserves are available at the circulation desk. Please locate the reserve items you need in the "Faculty Reserves" notebooks at the desk. Library staff will assist you with the retrieval of these materials. A USJ student identification card is necessary to use reserve material.

Some reserve items must be used in the building. Others are assigned to the following categories by faculty:

  • One-Day Loan
  • Two-Day Loan
  • Three-Day Loan
  • One-Week Loan
  • Electronic Reserves (Faculty, see below)

Students may borrow one circulating reserve item to remove from the Library. There is a minimum $2.00 fine for removing reserve items without authorization. Please note that using a reserve is not always a confidential circulation transaction.

Faculty Information: 

  • Please give the Library three to five days to process reserve materials. Reserve materials are processed in the order in which they are received. 

  • Materials from other libraries may not be placed on reserve. However, the Library will attempt to purchase the required item.
  • The Library allows you to authorize your class reserves as extended loans. Please provide your student with a written note for the Library staff under this special circumstance. 

Electronic Reserves:

Electronic reserves are an easy, efficient way to use the Library's reserve system. We can scan printed materials, including book chapters or articles, as well as post items that are already in a PDF and make them accessible to students either on or off campus.

Contact Elizabeth Lesso, access services coordinator by email or phone at 860.231.5586 if you are interested in electronic reserves. 

For copyright permission, contact the Copyright Clearance Center:

222 Rosewood Drive

Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978.750.8400
Fax: 978.750.4470
Email: [email protected]

It is the policy of the Pope Pius XII Library to comply with the copyright laws of the United States of America, and to foster a respect for the copyright of others. View copyright compliance guidelines for more information.