Find your reserves

Reserves can be found through your course’s Canvas page.  Click on the Library Course Page on the left-hand column of the Canvas course page to access available course materials.

Place materials on online reserve

The Univeristy Libraries will be closed starting March 17th, until further notice.  

Instructors and TAs can place items on online reserve for courses they are teaching.  Check out our Online Reserve Information for Faculty to learn more.

All print reserves collections are no longer accessible due to closure of all University Libraries.  

See also related FAQs about placing materials on Course Reserve.

Copyright and fair use for course reserves

Applications 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.