Find Your Reserves
Students can find reserve items on the Reserves Direct website or on their course's Library Course Page (LCP).
Look up a Library Course Page:
- Type in the whole course number. Include any subsequent letters when appropriate (e.g., ME 4054W).
- Review FAQs on accessing Course Reserves.
Place Materials On Reserve
Faculty, Instructors and TAs can place items on print or eReserve for courses they are teaching. Reserve staff will work with instructors to provide access for any kind of physical or digital media they require including materials not currently owned by the Libraries.
To place items on Reserve: Submit a request to by email or in person to your chosen on-site reserve location and include the following information:
- Course name and number
- Instructor's name
- A list of materials to be placed on reserve including call numbers for library materials and full bibliographic citations for newspaper & journal articles.
- See additional information for eReserve requests.
- See also related FAQs about placing materials on Course Reserve.
Course Reserves integration with Moodle
Library Course Reserves readings can now be integrated directly into the main Moodle interface for any course that uses both Course Reserves and Moodle. This means that students can access their course readings from within Moodle, creating a single point of access for most course materials. For more information and instructions, please visit our Course Reserves integration with Moodle page.
Copyright and Fair Use for Course ReservesApplications of fair use are predicated on the Libraries' General Principles of Fair Use in Education, and require access controls that restrict access to reserve materials to only registered students and their instructors.
Whenever copyrighted works are used for course reserves under the provisions of Fair Use (Section 107), instructors are responsible for the following:
- All materials used support course-related teaching, scholarship, or research.
- Determination, on a case-by-case basis, whether the use of a copyrighted work requires permission or qualifies as fair use. University Libraries staff will provide consultation assistance in evaluating the qualification of any specific use as a fair use. In addition an online tool is available to document the fair use analysis.
- When permissions are needed, instructors or their departments are expected to make arrangements for permissions.
- Whenever copying original materials is involved, whether the copies are made by instructors or by the library, only the amount needed to accomplish the specific educational purpose should be copied. In consultation with library staff, instructors will determine any limits on the amount of material to be used.
For more details and general conditions for the use of copyrighted works in course reserves see University Libraries' Copyright Standards for Course Reserves.