Course Reserves Setup
Services & Policies Have Changed
Library services and policies on this page have been updated in response to the COVID-19 emergency.
Spring 2021 Course Reserves Online via Canvas
Spring 2021 Course Reserves will be made available electronically via Canvas.
To provide safer and more equitable access to course materials for students both on- and off-campus, the Library cannot offer traditional physical reserve services for the Winter Quarter.
The Library will make every effort to provide electronic access to course reserve materials. We will continue to purchase electronic copies whenever possible and are exploring other methods of providing access to materials online.
The Library is able to provide access to some streaming media for course reserves. However, some media is not available in streaming format and some is only available for individual licensing, most notably films and shows that are exclusive to Amazon, Netflix, PBS, HBO, etc. Please submit your streaming requests through Canvas, and the Library will investigate licensing options. We will let you know as soon as possible if the requested film is unavailable.
We ask that you submit your requests for reserves material as soon as is practical and limit requests to only critical or required materials. If you have any questions about winter reserves, please contact email@example.com.
Setting Up Course Reserves
Instructors or TAs should submit reserves requests directly through Canvas, as well as import course reserves lists from previous courses (including Chalk courses).
Scan and Deliver should not be used in place of course reserves.
What Are Course Reserves?
Course reserves are high-demand resources assigned for a specific course.
Advantages of Course Reserves
Copyright concerns are addressed.
Our staff follow the policies set by the University regarding copyright and fair use.
We do the scanning.
Library staff will scan chapters of books or articles for e-reserve, and create links to the Library's online collections.
We'll help you find the items you need for your course.
The Library's collections are available to support your teaching. If the Library doesn't have a particular item that you need for class, in some cases, we can purchase the item specifically for reserves.