Course Reserves

Course Reserves are educational materials that have been set aside and made available for specific classes.

To place materials on Reserve, use the Course Reserves Submission Form.

Materials That Can Be Placed on Reserve

  • Library owned books
  • Personal books
  • Exams
  • Lecture notes
  • Homework solutions
  • Articles and book chapters
  • Films and videos

For more information about what items can be submitted, and copyright issues, please see Reserves: Policies & Guidelines.

Types of Reserves

  • Traditional Reserves: a book or photocopy located at a library circulation desk.
  • E-Reserves: an electronic copy accessible online.

Items which are already available electronically (such as articles from library-subscribed journals) can be linked directly from Sakai. For more information see Linking to Library Resources.

Deadlines for Submitting Reserves

Please submit items 6 weeks before the beginning of the semester. As the semester progresses, 2-3 weeks is sufficient lead-time to add articles to your existing E-Reserve list. If your materials require copyright clearance, or if new or additional copies of the item need to be ordered, please submit items as early as possible, ideally 8 weeks before the beginning of the semester.

Processing of Reserve Requests

Reserve materials are processed in the order received. Books and prepared photocopied articles brought to the library with the reserve request will receive priority processing. Library books needed for reserve but currently checked out will be recalled and placed on reserve.

Contact Us

For questions or assistance with submitting items, please contact:

Lake Shore Campus
Avril DeBat, Reserves Associate
Cudahy Library
Water Tower Campus
Annette Alvarado, Reserves Associate
Lewis Library