Circulation Services

Hannon Library Reserves

Hannon Library holds many items on reserve behind the Circulation Desk. Textbooks and supplementary course materials, special use media, and non-book items such as markers and calculators are available to check out upon request. Most Reserve items only circulate to SOU students, staff, or faculty.

TextShare Purchase-on-Demand Program

ASSOU Student Fees fund the TextShare program to purchase required textbooks on demand at the request of students or instructors. Check at the Circulation Desk to find out if your textbook is already in our collection. The best way to ask is by department and course code (For example: BA 349).

If we don’t have your required textbook in our collection and it is in stock at the SOU Bookstore, we can purchase it for you and make it available within 4 business days. Just fill out this form to make your purchase request.



TextShare books check out to SOU students, staff, and faculty for 4 hours, or overnight if checked out less than 4 hours before the library closes. The fine for an overdue TextShare book is $3.00 per hour. Return TextShare books directly to the Circulation Desk to avoid additional overdue charges.

Instructor Course Reserves

Instructors may wish to place required or supplementary course materials on reserve at the Hannon Library for short loans. These items will then be available to check out at the Circulation Desk.

Items may be placed on reserve at an instructor’s request and can include library- or instructor-owned books, videos, audio recordings, equipment, and more. These materials circulate to SOU students, staff, and faculty for either 4 hours or 3 days, at the discretion of each instructor.

Instructors: Please fill out this form to place personal books and/or Hannon Library items on reserve.


Instructional Media

Instructional audiovisual media and supplemental guides are available for 3 Day checkout up at the Circulation Desk. These media items can be checked out to all patrons, including Friends of Hannon Library. SOU and RCC faculty are given priority use of these materials.

Instructors: Please email reserves@sou.edu to learn more about booking library materials for teaching purposes.

Supplies and Equipment

Scientific calculators and whiteboard marker packets are available at the Circulation Desk. Calculators check out to SOU students, staff, and faculty only. Whiteboard markers packets are available for all library patrons.