Library Course Materials

Library Course Materials (formerly course reserves) are instructor-selected materials made available to students through the Libraries, most free of charge. The Libraries make course reading lists available through Canvas under the "Library Course Materials" menu option. 

Instructors also have access to update and modify the Library Course Materials page for their Canvas courses. Please see our Library Course Materials Guide for more information.

Submit your request using the course materials request form or contact ALOE staff at

Find and access library course materials

Find your course materials

Library Course Materials can be found through your course’s Canvas page.  You must be logged in to your course page on Canvas to view your course materials.

Select the Library Course Materials tab on the left-hand column of your Canvas course site to access available course materials.

Save money on textbooks and course materials The Libraries provides a list of free required course materials available for U of M students to read online and to checkout.

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Set up library course materials

Instructors, please do one of the following to request course materials:

  • Submit requests using the course materials request form.
  • Email a reading list or syllabus, listing the citations in the desired display order, to
  • Build a draft Library Course Materials page in Canvas
    • Use the Library Course Materials Tool to start building your page. 
    • Final approval of these edits needs to be completed by ALOE staff.
    • After you are finished, send the list to the libraries using the “send” button at the top of the Library Course Page.

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