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Reserve Information for Faculty

Course reserves are online only

Course reserves are online only through fall 2020, and can be requested and accessed via your Canvas course. If you have questions about making materials available to your class, contact your subject librarian for individual assistance.

Course Reserve service allows instructors to make articles or book excerpts available through Canvas for class use. eReserve materials may be both requested and accessed through your course site in Canvas

Reservable items

Materials will not be placed on physical Reserve for Fall 2020. Requests for eReserve can be placed for the following items

Non-reservable items

The following items can not be placed on Reserve:


Request limits

Scanned excerpts are limited to a chapter or two of any single book, but no more than 15% of an entire book. Requests from journals and newspapers are limited to a single article from any particular issue.

For instructors who would like to use an item that does not meet the above guidelines, library staff will seek permission from the appropriate copyright holder or agent (such as the Copyright Clearance Center) and pay any associated fees, if reasonable.

Instructions for placing items on Reserve

To place items on eReserve, submit your list via Canvas with accurate needed by dates*.

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

*Our standard turnaround times are as follows:

Course Reserve Updates
New scans of chapters from library-owned books 5 business days
Streamed video or audio from library-owned titles 5 business days
Video or audio streams from previously taught courses 3 business days
PDFs or journal article link from a previously taught course 1 business day

Please note requests may take longer to complete during periods of high volume and is predicated on the availability of the item. Do submit requests as early as possible.


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