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Reserve Information for Faculty

Course Reserve service allows instructors to set aside books and articles for class use, or to make articles or book excerpts available through Canvas.

Reserve items can be physical or electronic. Physical reserve materials are held at and checked out from the University Library Circulation Desk. eReserve materials may be both requested and accessed through your course site in Canvas

Guidelines for Reserve materials

The following items can be placed on Reserve.

Physical Reserve


Instructions for placing items on Reserve

To place items on physical reserve or eReserve, submit your list via Canvas 3 weeks before they are needed for the course.

Place items on eReserve through the Course Reserves tool found under Library Resources in your course site in Canvas.  For instructions and help, see our instructions for Placing Items on Reserve


Help is also available via email at or by calling 847-491-7681. For streaming media questions, call 847-467-1985.

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