Reserve & unit readings

Reserve & unit readings

Reserve is a collection of high demand materials submitted by lecturers. It provides fair access for Macquarie students to essential unit readings.

What can I borrow?

You can borrow:

  • two reserve items for three hours or overnight, or
  • one DVD/videos for viewing in the Library

Reserve items are:

  • books for units
  • private copies loaned to the Library by teaching staff. Ask at the counter
  • audiovisual material (mostly streaming video or DVD)

Locating Reserve items

To search items in Reserve go to MultiSearch, select 'Unit Readings' and type in your unit code.

To browse items on the shelves, go to Reserve on level 2 of the Library.

If you cannot find an item on the Reserve shelves, check:

  • Unit Readings for online documents, including journal articles, book chapters, lecture and tutorial notes, past exam papers or other materials provided by teaching staff.

Borrowing conditions

  • Borrow items using your Campus Card
  • Items borrowed from Reserve may be taken out of the Library except:
    • private copy items
    • serials
    • reference books
    • items from the Closed Access collection held in Reserve

Overnight loans

Overnight loans can be borrowed three hours before Library closing and must be returned by 9.00 am the next day. DVD/videos are not available for overnight loan.

Returning items

During opening hours, return all Reserve items to the Reserve return chute at the Collection Point on level 2.

If the Library is closed, return Reserve items to the main return chutes or the after hours returns chutes, outside the Library, on Macquarie Walk.

Fines & penalties

Invoice $200 for replacement costs next business day plus $25 administration fee.

Other Reserve facilities


There are three black and white multi function devices that can print, scan and copy.

DVD / video booths

Equipment is provided in the Supervised Reading area opposite Reserve for viewing Library AV items. Priority is given to DVD/videos from the Reserve collection. You must provide your own headphones.

Contact us

Call: 9850 7551


Address: Level 5, Macquarie University Library, NSW 2109

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