Course Reserves

Search for NEIU Course Reserves in the NEIU Library Catalog.

Faculty? See course reserve services for faculty.

Questions: Contact us at or (773) 442-4401.

Loan Periods

Faculty members determine the circulation period for an item on reserve. Options include:

  • 2 hours: Library use only,
  • overnight: check out after 4:00 p.m., return by 10:15 a.m. the next day,
  • one week.

Please note that many articles have been placed on e-reserve and are available online.


You can renew items by calling (773) 442-4404, unless:

  • there is a hold on the item,
  • it is for overnight use,
  • it is overdue.

Fines & Fees

Type of Material Per Hour You Owe Per Day You Owe Lost Items You Owe
2-hour reserves
Overnight reserves
$1.00 $24.00 All fines
+ $10.00 fee
+ Cost of item
One week reserves $0 $2.00 All fines
+ $10.00 fee
+ Cost of item

Please return all reserve items to the Reserve Desk on the 1st floor of the Ronald Williams Library. Drop-off boxes may not be used.

Borrowing Limits

You may borrow up to 5 reserve items at any one time.

Holds on Reserve Items

Yes, some reserve items may be placed on hold. Call (773) 442-4404 to see if you can place a hold on the item you need.