Regular Reserves

To guarantee your materials will be ready by the start of the semester, please submit your requests early! Generally speaking, materials in the stacks can be processed within 2 business days. New purchases, missing items, and items that are currently checked may take longer to be processed. If you have questions or concerns about the timing of your reserves request, please reach out to the Reserves Coordinator at

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Help us find it

To promote sustainability and improve record keeping, we have created a paperless Reserves Webform. Please provide the call numbers, authors, titles, and (if needed) edition of the items you need pulled. Please indicate how long we should keep these items on reserve. 

Unavailable Items

  • If an item is checked out, we can recall it for you.  
  • If an item is missing, we can search it for you. 
  • If you are aware that W&M does not own this item, please indicate that on the form and we will purchase it.

Faculty checkout of reserve items

Faculty members may check out their own course reserve materials for longer than the assigned loan period. If you want to check out reserve materials that are on another professor's reserve list for longer than the specified loan, you must obtain written permission from that colleague.


Contact the Reserves Coordinator, 757-221-3104 or