How do I add library resources such as Course Reserves to Canvas?

The University Libraries provides integrations of 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 will present the student with Course Reserves if they are available, as well as library resource and service suggestions tailored to the course site they are currently viewing.

Library Course Page option in the left-hand navigation menu

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.  Facutly and instructors can also remove the link if they desire.

To learn more or request Course Reserves and readings for your course, please visit the Course Reserves service web page or make your request on the Course Material Request Form.

Please see the Canvas Transition Information site for more general information about the move to Canvas.

What are some other library resources and services that I can integrate into Canvas?

Course Readings: Articles, e-books, etc.

Why use links through the Libraries in your courses?

  • Make use of the large, high-quality collections of the University Libraries
  • Don’t make your students pay for the same article/source twice by requiring course packets
  • Ensures 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
  • No need to worry about potential copyright issues

Note:  Just grabbing 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.

Request assistance 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 for help!


Images, Media, and Music 

The University Libraries provide access to a variety of sources and offer suggestions on free sources to find more images.

The Libraries also offer access to streaming educational videos and music, which can be embedded directly into your course page. Because a library subscription is required for these resources, users will need to authenticate before they will appear.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if you need any help with any of these resources at


And More! ...

We can help you publish and use Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks.  We can also help you find high quality, affordable course content in a variety of formats and content types that will help you save time and save students money.  Contact us at for more information and assistance!