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.

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

Materials That Can Be Placed on Reserve

  • Library owned books and e-books
  • Instructor-owned books
  • Library-owned videos and streaming media
  • Instructor-owned videos
  • Articles and e-resources from the library’s e-journals and databases

If there is a book you would like the library to purchase for your course reserves, just add it to the list of materials you are requesting for reserves, and make sure to include the edition information or ISBN.

If there is a movie you would like the library to purchase for your course reserves, please contact James Conley, our Media Services Librarian at

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

Deadlines for Submitting Reserves

Reserve requests can be submitted at any time, and they will be processed in the order they are submitted. In order to have all of your reserve materials available by the first day of the semester, please submit your reserve requests 6 weeks before the beginning of the semester.

Other Limitations

The maximum number of titles that can be placed on reserve is 30 per undergraduate course and 75 per graduate course. All reserves requests must be in compliance with U.S. Copyright Laws. For more information about fair use and copyright, visit the university’s copyright page for faculty at