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Course Reserves Online

Find a Reserve Item Using OneSearch
If you're looking for books, DVDs, etc. that your professor has listed on your syllabus as "Course Reserve in the Library" search by title in the library's OneSearch.  If it is a physical item get the call number. Bring the call number to the Service Desk (Library North, 1st Floor) to check-out the item(s) for a limited loan period (as determined by your professor).  You should be able to access the online items using the links in your search results.

In Canvas

If you are in a Canvas Course (and your professor has put course reserve materials there), Log  in to Canvas and look for Reading List on your course menu.


Affordable Learning Material

  • Search the library catalog using  OneSearch  to see if your textbook is available here at Cal State LA or at one of the other CSU libraries.
  • For more information about Affordable Learning Material, visit the Library Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) page.




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California State University, Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300