LBIS provides course reserve options in several different formats: Print, for physical copies of books and other texts; Multimedia, for audiovisual materials; and Digital, for scanned copies of readings, web links to research database articles and digital audio files.

Print reserves are kept at the Circulation Desk on the second level of the Library, where students may use the materials one item at a time. Print reserve materials circulate for a 2-hour time limit. Materials checked out within 2 hours of closing may be kept overnight but will be due within ½ hour after the Library opens. Fines for reserve materials are $1.00 an hour. There is no maximum fine.

Multimedia course reserve items are available in the Multimedia Collections area.  Both print and multimedia course reserve items are listed in the CONSORT catalog. Materials on course reserve are limited to a check-out period of 4 hours and must be viewed within the Multimedia Collections facility.

Digital reserve items are available via two password-protected platforms, ERes and Moodle, which are available online 24 hours a day. These sites allow materials to be accessed only by students enrolled in the appropriate course.