There are several categories of checkout times and your instructor had chosen the loan period:
Different library branches use different shelving classification. Library West, for example, shelves all library-owned items under the course prefix and number. If there are recurring problems, we encourage the instructor or student to contact the Course Reserves unit for assistance.
Yes. Please contact the Course Reserves unit for more information. Instructors must give the Course Reserves unit 24-hours notice in this situation, so we can be certain that another instructor does not need the material for in-class use.
If you have a DVD or other item on reserves for your course and need it for in-class use, please contact the Course Reserves unit 24-48 hours before your class. We will put a hold on the item so that it does not circulate and will be available for class use. If another instructor has a DVD on course reserves and you need it for course use, please notify the Course Reserves unit. We will contact the instructor that has the item on reserves, and ask for permission from that instructor to let the material circulate for class use.
Since other students, staff and faculty may have a legitimate academic interest and need for materials on course reserves, we do allow students outside a given class to check out course reserves materials. We cannot limit circulation of any item to the students enrolled in a given class.