About Course Reserves

All course reserves are online. You'll see them in the Reading List in your online course space (Canvas, Blackboard, or Sakai),
or you can search directly within the reading list tool.
We aren’t currently able to provide print/physical reserves.


Information for Faculty

How do I use the reading list tool?

The new reading list tool makes it easy to provide access to required readings directly within your online course space. Learn how to set up your reading list.

Can I still submit reserve requests?

Although all reserves will be made available via the reading list tool, you can still request reserves using the reserve request form. This can accommodate up to 40 items for a single course; if you need to request more than 40 items, or to place requests for other courses, please use separate forms.

When do I need to submit reserve requests?

To ensure availability of material prior to the start of classes, please submit requests as far in advance as possible. Requests submitted during the first weeks of classes may be delayed due to the large volume of reserve processing at the beginning of each semester.

It may take an additional 2-6 weeks to order, receive, and process new acquisitions for reserve.

What can I place on reserve?

Reserves are currently online only. We can digitize portions of materials held by the library. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Instructors are responsible for complying with copyright guidelines.

What if the Libraries do not already own the item?

You can submit a request for the Libraries to purchase materials for reserve through the reserve request form.

Who can use materials on reserve?

Access to reserves via the reading list is limited to students enrolled in the class. The number of simultaneous users for e-books may be limited.