Reserve Materials

The Health Sciences Library Reserve features materials such as books, serials, and anatomical models that are used in or supplement OSU courses that are given shorter loan periods to provide equitable access to materials.

Print Reserves

The following process is in place for print reserves

  • All print reserve items may be checked out at the front desk located on the 1st floor of Prior Hall with your BuckID or Medical Center Badge.
  • Print reserves check out for shorter loan periods and can vary from item to item. Loan periods are as follows:
    • 2 hours
    • 1 day
    • 1 week
    • 3 weeks
  • Items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Hold requests and loan renewals are NOT permitted.
  • Library visitors may check out TWO print reserve items at a time and use outside of the library is permitted.
  • Returns must be made at the Public Services Desk at HSL.

 Please see our Reserves guide for more information and how instructors can add course material.

Bones & Models Reserves

A selection of anatomical models is available for check-out. Models are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Borrowing Policy:

  • At one time a student may check out for a 2-hour loan period:
    • Two bone bags OR One model OR One full skeleton.
  • Renewals are not permitted.
  • Models must stay in the library at all times. The library does not accept requests for use outside the library.
  • All guides and parts must be present at the time of return. Returns must be made at the Public Services Desk at HSL.
  • Models are required to be returned 15 minutes prior to the library closing each day, or late fees will be assessed. Check library hours here.

Fines for closed reserve collection:

  • $5.00 per hour/day overdue (maximum $100)

Library visitors should confirm due dates at the time of checkout with circulation staff or by checking their library record here.

Electronic Reserves

The Health Sciences Library discontinued its eReserves service of linking or scanning and posting readings to Carmen on behalf of instructors. While HSL staff will no longer post or link readings to Carmen courses, we do help with identifying stable links that can be added to Carmen courses.

Instructors can find information on linking library materials to Carmen in our Virtual Instruction Resources Guide.  Please refer to our copyright page for information on material use.  Additional copyright help is available through University Libraries Copyright Resources Center.

Technology Reserves

The Health Sciences Library has the following technology equipment available for check-out at the front desk:

  • Dell 90W power adapter with USB-C connector (2 sets)
  • Apple 140W power adapter with USB-C connector (2 sets)

Check-out is first come, first served. Note that we cannot provide any additional cables for different connection types (e.g., lightning, mini USB, etc.).

Borrowing policy:

  • One technology set can be checked out by a single patron for 2 hours at a time.
  • Hardware must be checked in by the end of the check-out window or by library close, whichever comes first.
  • Picture ID will be required for check-out, and items will be checked out to the patron's library account.
  • Hardware cannot be stored in library lockers.
  • Hardware cannot be taken outside the library to be used off-site.

Fines for technology reserves collection:

  • $5.00 per hour/day overdue (maximum $100)
  • Lost, stolen or damaged fines of $100 per set

The library is not responsible for any damage that may result to patron hardware as a result of using the technology reserves equipment.