Course Reserves

The Crouch Fine Arts Library offers course reserve services for music and visual art courses, as well as for any other courses that use audiovisual materials from our collections. To place materials on reserve, instructors should contact Ben Johansen, Audio and Digital Projects Coordinator (, 254.710.6733).

For music and art courses, a kiosk computer is available at the Service Desk for viewing reserve lists.

  • The reserve list for each course also appears within the Blackboard or Canvas site for the course.

  • In the reserve lists, items without links are available for check-out at the Service Desk.

  • Items with links have been digitized and are available online in Variations.

Digital Reserves

All audio recordings and some scores placed on reserve are digitized and made available online through the Variations system. Audio can be streamed quickly and easily through your Internet browser using the links in each course's reserve list. Links are also provided there to view scores and to listen to music using the Variations Client software, which offers more functionality than the browser version. For more information, see the Variations Guide.

Physical Reserves

Physical Reserve materials (mainly books, large scores, and video recordings) are available at the CFAL Service Desk (Moody Library Building, Level 3). Loan periods are three hours, three days, or seven days, as requested by the instructor. Most items are checked out for three hours and must be used within the Moody and Jones buildings.