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How to find your course books in WUR Library

Published on
January 13, 2020

Did you know that all required books and readers related to WUR courses are available in the Course Reserves of WUR Library? You may copy small sections of the books for your study or use them in the Library if you forgot yours at home. You can also use the Course Reserves to take a look at the required reading for your future courses.

How to search in the Course Reserves?

Each course should list its required books in Brightspace on the course page. If you don't see any information or are trying to get a jump on the next period, you can search in the Course Reserves to see which books are recommended for your courses.

Go to the Course Reserves. Simply type the course code you are interested in and you'll see the required books as well as their location. You can also browse through the list of all courses. Please note that you cannot search by instructor name.

Once you find the course books, you can read e-books directly online. The printed books or readers are available in the Study Collection. Use the call number to retrieve them.

Study Collection

Study Collection

The Study Collection contains all required printed books and readers. In Forum, you can find the Study Collection on the 3rd floor. Leeuwenborch Library also has a Study Collection.

The books in the Study Collection cannot be borrowed because they must be available for all students. But you may copy small sections of the books for your study or use them in the Library if you forgot yours at home.

Often, there is another copy of the course book in the regular open shelves. Those books can be borrowed and taken out of the Library. 

The study collection is also a handy tool to select the courses you want to follow. By looking at the recommended books or the reader, you can get a good idea of the course you're interested in and see if it's relevant for you.

Are you a teacher?

Please check if your recommended literature is available in the Study Collection. If not, please recommend a purchase. Make sure the Library also receives a copy of your course reader.