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Course Reserves

Reserve Information - Students

Reserve Instructions - Students

Accessing Eres

Print Course Reserves

Overdue Reserve Materials

Reserves Desk Hours

Accessing Eres

Reserve materials can be accessed electronically, on or off campus:

Follow this short tutorial on how to search within the EReserves system.

Go directly go to

  1. From the pull-down menus, select Instructor and Contains. Then type in the instructor’s last name. Click on Search.
  2. Select your course number.
  3. When the copyright agreement box appears, type your course specific password* with no spaces and caps.
  4. Then click accept.
  5. Select the title needed by clicking on the PDF or Web/OPAC icon to its left.
  6. a) If the format is a PDF file click on the PDF or Web icon to its left. b) If the format is a Web/OPAC link, click on Web/OPAC to reach the file name. Select the file.
  7. When books and other materials are not available electronically, a link on the ERes page will lead users to the Library’s online catalog screen where they will be able to obtain the call number of the item if it is available in print at the library and check the status of the item. Users should write down the call number, and then request the material at the Course Reserve desk located on Floor 3 in the Main Campus Library or at the Circulation desks at the branch libraries.

*Please note: You will need a faculty password to gain access to course materials. (If required)


What technology is required for access?

  • A connection to the Internet.
  • A current web browser (IE 7.0 or later).
  • A copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your system, with the proper plug-in enabled for your web browser.
  • For remote access, you must have a Hunter netID. If you are unable to access your account contact the ICIT helpdesk at:
    Students: 212-650-3624 or e-mail or go to Thomas Hunter, room 405.
    Faculty/Staff: 212-772-4357 or email

If you are having difficulty with the system, you can contact the following Library staff:

Hunter Main:

Jeanne Yan

Health Professions:

Donna Braithwaite


Social Work:

Arlene Shapiro


Questions or concerns may also be directed to:
David Donabedian, Head of Access Services
Phone: 212-772-4176.


Print Course Reserves

Finding and Borrowing Course Reserve Materials

To borrow Course Reserve or other items from the Circulation/Reserve Desk, users must have a CUNY ID with a current validation sticker or stamp. Users must also know the Call Number of the item they wish to borrow; it is not the responsibility of the Circulation/Reserve Desk staff to search for Call Numbers for users. Reserve items are check out for 2 hours of in-library only use and may be renewed if the demand for them is not great.

Finding and Borrowing Other Reserve Materials at Cooperman Library

Non course reserve items, or reserve items that are property of the library rather than of an instructor, may be searched through CUNY+ in the Hunter database or through the Ereserve System. These include library books, videos and CDs. This material may be searched by title, author or keyword.

Other Resources

The Health Professions Library at the Brookdale Campus has two computers designated for students with disabilities. One computer is located on the mezzanine level of the library, and the second computer is located in the library’s computer lab. At the Schools of Social Work and Public Health Library, there is one computer reserved for students with disabilities, you may ask at the Circulation Desk of the library for the location of this computer.

Reservations for group and individual study rooms are located on various floors of Wexler Library are be made at the Reserve Desk and at the Circulation Desk of the Schools of Social Work and Public Health Library.  There are no group or individual study rooms at the Health Professions Library.

Overdue Reserve Materials

The fine for overdue reserves materials is $1.20 per hour. Bills for overdue fines may be obtained at the Circulation Desks at each library or the Reserve Desk of Wexler Library. Fines can be paid by check at the Circulation Desk at any of the Hunter College libraries or in cash at the College’s Bursar Office. Reserve delinquencies may result in the suspension of borrowing privileges. A library stop will be placed on a student's record with the Registrar once a bill is generated for unreturned reserve materials. The library block will remain in place until the material(s) is returned, the overdue fine is settled or the replacement charges (for lost items) are paid.

Fines for overdue laptops are $40 per hour and 410 for every fifteen minutes the laptop is late.

Fines for overdue iPads/tablets are $50 per day.

Reserves Desk Hours

The Circulation/Reserve Desk and A/V Reserve Desk follow the hours of the Cooperman Library. All reserve material must be returned before the Reserve Desk closes.


The tabs at the top of the page will provide you with additional information about using ERes effectively and efficiently.

If you need additional help, you can contact:

Hunter Main: Jeanne Yan, 212-772-4160 or

Health Profession: Donna Braithwaite, 212-481-5117 or

Social Work/Public Health: Arlene Shapiro, 212-396-7655 or