How do I find course literature?

Course literature includes all course-related materials made available, either electronically or physically, through WUR Library. Items that may be on reserve for a class include books, textbooks, course readers, etc.

Course reserves

Go to WUR Library Search and click on Course reserves, or use the link on the Library homepage, under the tab Databases & Collections.

Enter the course name or course code in the search box. You can also browse through the list of all courses. Please note that it is not possible to search on the name of the instructor.

Click on the title of the course and then click on the title of the course reserve. Depending on the item, it can be available either online or in print. To see where the print item is located, scroll down to the Holding Summary. Books can either be located in the Study Collection or in the Forum/Leeuwenborch Books Collection on the open shelves.

Study Collection

Items in the Study Collection are not for loan. You can read them in the Library or make a copy or scan. The Study Collection in Forum Library is located on the 3rd floor. The Study Collection of the Leeuwenborch Library is no longer available in the Leeuwenborch, but has been moved to the 4th floor of Forum Library.


Forum Books

Items in Forum Books or Leeuwenborch Books are for loan. You can get the book from the shelf yourself. The call number shows where the book is located. If the book is checked out you can make a reservation by clicking on the blue Get it! button. Leeuwenborch books need to be requested in WUR Library Search.


If you need help locating physical course reserve items, please ask the Library staff at the lending desk.