Course Reserves

Information for HCC students about the Course Reserves service

The Course Reserves collection contains materials provided by HCC faculty members for HCC students in their courses.

Course Reserves may include:

  • selected textbooks;
  • articles;
  • sample exams;
  • DVDs and videotapes;
  • and more.

The Library does not have textbooks for all HCC classes. Reserve materials are provided by instructors and academic departments. If your textbook is not available in the Course Reserves, please talk with your instructor.

How to search:

  • Type the four letter part of the course number - for example, CHEM or ENGL of PSYC;
  • Click the "Search" button;
  • Browse to the desired course to see textbooks in the Reserve collection.


To borrow an item from the Course Reserves, bring the following to the Library's Service Desk:

  • your current HCC student ID card - required to borrow from the Course Reserves;
  • the title of the textbook, the course number and the name of the course professor.

Borrowing Periods & Renewing

Due to high demand, Course Reserves materials have limited borrowing periods and may not be renewed.

Borrowing times vary from 1 hour to 1 week and are determined by the professor who placed the material in the Course Reserves.

Library Use Only

Course Reserves items designated as "Library Use Only" may only be used inside the HCC Library - the item may not be taken out the Library's doors or into a classroom.

Course Reserves Fines

Fines for Course Reserves materials vary depending on the borrowing period for the item.

If the Item is normally checked out for   The fine is
1 hour or 2 hours   $2 per hour (or part of an hour) it is overdue
1 day or 2 day or 1 week   $10 per day (or part of a day) it is overdue

For unreturned material, additional replacement and processing fees may also be assessed.

Buying Books/Identifying Books Needed for a Course

Books & other course materials may be purchased though the HCC Bookstore. To purchase or find out what materials are need for a specific course, visit the HCC Bookstore in person located on the lower level of The Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall (RCF 113), or search their website:


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