Finding Reserve Readings

To find the readings your professor has put on reserve in the Library, go to the AST Library and click on Novanet.


To Search

1. Click on the Reserves tab.

2. Choose a search type. The most useful are:

  • Instructor – instructor’s name. Use last name first
  • Course number – e.g. ST-3253 (use a hyphen).
  • Course name – e.g. Augustine and his interpreters.
  • Title begins with – title of book or article on reserve.



3. Enter your search terms and click on the GO button.

In this example we will search by instructor, which is the default.

4. A list will appear. Click on your instructor’s name (or course number, or so on) in the results list.

5. A list of titles sorted by year and course will next appear. Note the call number of the item you need in the “Location” column. Bring this number to the Circulation Desk. If you need more information about the item, click on its title.

 If no call number appears, click on the locations to see the call number. This will also show what other libraries have the book.


Other functions:

  • To do a new search of Reserves, click on the Search tab.
  • To go back to your search results, click on the Results tab.
  • To go back to previous searches, click on the History tab



  • Most reserved items can only be signed out for 2 hours. Please return items to the “Reserves drop off” basket on the Circulation Desk.
  • One cannot place holds on Reserve items.
  • To search the entire catalogue and not just the Reserves section, click on Full Catalogue.

To try a search for reserve readings >> click here.