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FAQs: What's the difference between reserve books and reference books?

Frequently asked questions about the library.

What's the difference between reserve books and reference books?

The Reserve collection contains research materials identified by TWU instructors for use in their courses:

  • Books
  • Articles
  • Videos
  • Course materials

They may be signed out for short periods of time (2 or 8 hours; 2 or 3 days).
To find materials on reserve, go to the Short-term Loans (Reserve) link on the library home page. You can search by instructor, course number or course name.

Reference books include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and bibliographies that are frequently referred to. They are located on the Main Level and are for in-library use only.