Reed Library is open.
InterLibrary Loan and Prospector borrowing and lending of print materials will resume soon.
Electronic borrowing and lending is still available. For Prospector items, you must still click on
the “Request it” option just like it’s a print item and complete the form.
Reed Library’s electronic resources, chat, and virtual research appointments are also available.

Click here to learn more about our Online Library Resources.

Return of Library Materials:
If you are in town, please return your Library materials to the book drop outside the Reed Library building at your earliest convenience.
If you are not in town and need a return label, please email Library Director Astrid Oliver at oliver_a@fortlewis.edu.


Place Items on Reserve

Information for Faculty

Reed Library offers faculty the opportunity to place various types of materials on reserve for student use. Faculty owned materials as well as items available at Reed Library may be placed on reserve for pick up at the Library Circulation Desk.

  • Reserves form: For books, media and other physical materials. List all materials to be placed on physical reserve on this form. Reserve materials must be submitted with properly completed forms.
  • E-Reserves are now handled by individual professors in Canvas. This library guide provides you with tutorials on adding electronic items to your course.

Materials Delivery

  • Faculty-owned materials: Items may be brought to the Reed Library Circulation Desk along with a completed Course Reserve form.
  • Reed Library materials: Bring in or e-mail a completed Course Reserves form to Reed Library. Requested items must be identified on the form by their Title, Author, and FLC call #. Library staff will retrieve and process the items.

Reserve Tips and Reminders

  • The instructor’s name and phone number, course number, and course title (as given in the college course schedule) should be indicated on the Course Reserve form and in any e-mail communication.
  • Items will be put on reserve in the order they are received. For the first weeks of a term it may take up to 3 working days for items to be placed, depending on the volume of materials coming into the library.
  • During the semester, materials should be brought into the library at least 24 hours in advance of the date they are needed.
  • We suggest at least a 2-hour loan period for all items on physical reserve.
  • If several professors are using the same materials, the materials may be listed simultaneously for several professors and classes.
  • The Library strives to comply with Copyright law. Copyright law does not allow for the same photocopied work to be kept on Reserve semester after semester. If you have material of this nature, other arrangements need to be made, and we will suggest strategies.
  • At the end of a term, reserve materials will be removed from reserve and returned to the submitting faculty member, unless an extension has been requested.

You are encouraged to check the Course Reserves listing in the Library Catalog for the correct display and status of your materials. If changes are necessary, or you have any questions regarding the placement or removal of materials on reserve, please contact Circulation at 970-247-7407 or reserves@fortlewis.edu.

Library Hours

Spring 2020

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Library Hours

August 1 - August 23, 2020
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Fall semester hours begin Monday, August 24, 2020

Reference Desk Hours

Summer 2020 Virtual Research & Info Desk
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Book a COMP 250/252/253 Librarian Appointment

Contact Information

John F. Reed Library
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Circulation Desk: 970-247-7270
Research Help: 970-247-7551
Library Admin: 970-247-7250

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