Course & Textbook Reserves

Information for Students

Reserves are items that faculty have given to the library so their students can use them on a short-term checkout. They may be textbooks or other supplementary materials. Checkout periods range from two hours to three days. These short-term checkouts allow many students to use the items when they need. To encourage students to return these items in a timely manner, we impose a $1 per hour late fee.

To see if there are reserve materials available for a certain class, use these links to search by course name or number, or to search by instructor name. If there is something available, make note of the call number and ask for the item at the circulation desk. The circulation staff will be happy to retrieve and check out the item.

Reserve items check out to members of the Fort Lewis College community only. A valid SkyCard must be presented at checkout. When returning reserve items, please place them in the reserve baskets at the circulation desk or give them to a circulation staff member.


Reed Library is closed due to COVID-19 precautions. The library will re-open on August 3.
InterLibrary Loan and Prospector borrowing and lending of print materials are temporarily discontinued,
but 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.


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

July 2020
Monday - Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

August 1 - August 23, 2020
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 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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