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.
Materials will not be placed on physical Reserve for Fall 2020. Requests for eReserve can be placed for the following items
- Book excerpts
- Journal or newspaper articles
- Items in the public domain can be scanned in its entirety for eReserve upon request. See the University Library's guidelines for providing access to copyright-protected materials.
The following items can not be placed on Reserve:
- Harvard Business Review
- Specialized subscription-based databases (Forrester)
- Resources requiring a site-specific login (not NetID based)
- Items accessible for free over the internet
- Resources that are not licensed via the library for the entire University community
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.
To place items on eReserve, submit your list via Canvas with accurate needed by dates*.
*Our standard turnaround times are as follows:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 847-491-7681. For streaming media questions, call 847-467-1985.