Course reserves are materials that faculty make available to their students via the library; these are usually required or recommended course readings or audiovisual materials.
You can view materials on reserve for your class in QuickSearch by searching by your instructor’s name in the Course Reserves scope. Instructors might also provide direct links in course sites using the library's integrated reading lists tool or via course syllabi.
Information for Faculty
How do I submit reserve requests?
Complete 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.
It may take an additional 2-6 weeks to order, receive, and process new acquisitions for reserve.
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.
At the end of the term, electronic materials are permanently deleted from University web servers.
What can I place on reserve?
Reserves are currently online only. We can digitize portions of print 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 electronic reserve documents, and off-campus access to e-books, is restricted to users with a valid Rutgers NetID. The number of simultaneous users for e-books may be limited.