Course Reserves

Services & Policies Have Changed

Library services and policies on this page have been updated in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

What are Course Reserves?

Course reserves are high-demand resources assigned for a specific course.

For the Spring 2021 quarter, all reserves are available electronically.

For the Summer 2021 quarter, all reserves will be available electronically.

Finding Course Reserves For Your Class on Canvas

  1. Log into Canvas, select Courses, and select the appropriate course.
  2. Select Library Reserves from the menu on the left. This will open a page listing all of the library course reserves that your instructor has selected for the term.
  3. Course reserves can be accessed online directly from this page. To access these e-reserves, click View Item to open the PDF or a link to the PDF.

Course Reserves FAQs

My instructor said that an assigned reading is on reserve, but it is not showing on Canvas! How do I access the item?

All Spring and Summer 2021 Course Reserves will be available electronically via Canvas. If you cannot find a specific reading, please contact your instructor.

How can I find out when reserve items become available?
Subscribe for e-mail alerts under "Class Details".

I'm auditing a class, but I cannot access the Canvas course site. How do I access reserve items for the course?
You must contact the instructor and ask to be added to the course site. Once you are added, you will be able to access course reserve items.

Why can't I access the reserve readings from my course from last quarter?
Due to copyright laws and guidelines, items are removed from electronic reserves after the course is completed. If you remember the reading, Ask a Librarian. We may be able to find another version of the item for you.

For Instructors and TAs

Visit Course Reserves Setup for information on placing items on reserve for a course your teaching.