Find Materials Currently on Reserve at Lilly

Now we have one form for all reserve materials and locations!

Place Items on Reserve


Request Lilly Films/Videos to show in class


  • Place books on reserve
  • Choose one reserve location per course so students may find materials easily
  • Allow sufficient time for processing so that items are available when students need to access them


  • Fill out reserve form
  • Please note that service and support for E-Reserves is based in Perkins Library
  • Lilly staff route completed forms and corresponding materials to Perkins Library
  • Instructors may also send forms and materials directly to Campus Box 90173

About E-Reserves

  • E-Reserves, or Electronic Reserves are course readings that are accessible to Duke users registered in a specific class 

About Lilly Textbook Reserves

  • Textbooks for selected courses will be available for students to borrow for 3-hour loan periods
  • Search by "instructor" "Textbook Reserves" here: Books on Reserve 

About Lilly Closed Book Reserves

  • Ask for these items at the circulation desk
  • Loan periods are designated by instructor (3-hour, overnight, etc.)

About Lilly Open Book Reserves

  • Find these items in Room 113 arranged by Instructor name
  • Access them during regular library hours at Lilly
  • You may not take these materials outside of Lilly

 About Lilly Film Reserves

  • Ask for these items at the circulation desk
  • 3-hour loan period
  • Items are to be viewed in Lilly
  • Instructors may request reserve items to show in class