Thanks for commenting. Often, instead of placing an entire book on reserve (or requiring students to purchase an entire book) instructors will request that specific pages from each book be photocopied and placed on electronic reserve for each student to use. One instructor’s requested pages may be different from another’s—even if they are teaching the same course. So if you were looking at the reserves for an instructor other than your own, you may have had trouble accessing the assigned reading.
If you are using a book that is damaged or has pages torn out, please report the problem to the reserves desk as quickly as possible so that they can work to resolve the problem.