Add course reserves to Canvas

The University Libraries integrates course reserves, library content, and services into Canvas through the automatic inclusion of a "Library Course Page" menu option in the navigation menu of any Canvas course.  Clicking on the "Library Course Page" link presents the student with course reserves where available, as well as library resource and service suggestions tailored to the course site they are currently viewing.

Faculty and instructors using Canvas should not have to do anything for the "Library Course Page" link to appear.  It should appear automatically on all Canvas course sites.  Faculty and instructors can remove the link if needed.

Visit the course reserves service web page, or make your request on the course material request form, to learn more.

Visit the Canvas transition information site for general information about the move to Canvas.

Add other library resources and services to Canvas

Course readings: articles, e-books, etc.

Use links through the Libraries in your courses to:

  • make use of the large, high-quality collections of the University Libraries,
  • save your students from paying for the same article/source twice by requiring course packets,
  • ensure all students (both on-campus and off-campus) have access to the desired source,
  • conforms to the University licensing agreement for use of database subscriptions,
  • and reduce worry about potential copyright issues.

Note:  the URL in your browser bar won’t work (or it will only work for a short time or not for off-campus access) due to the complex way the links are generated.

Get help with course material support from the Libraries (including online reserve, on-site reserve, digital course pack, and print course pack requests), or contact us at

Images, media, and music 

The University Libraries provide access to sources and offer suggestions on free sources for more images.

The Libraries also give access to streaming educational videos and music to embed directly into your course page.

Because a library subscription is required for these resources, users must authenticate before they appear.

Contact to get help or answer questions.


Other options

The Libraries help you publish and use open educational resources and open textbooks.  We also help find high quality, affordable course content in a variety of formats and content types that save time and save students money.  

Contact us at for more information and help.