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Course Reserves

Course Reserve Updates

Course reserves are online only 

Course reserves are online only through fall 2020. Scans of articles, book chapters and pages from the library's print collections are now available for e-reserve and can be requested via the course reserves function in Canvas. If you have questions about making materials available to your class, contact your subject librarian for individual assistance.

Instructors place required and/or recommended materials on Course Reserve for class use.

Physical items, such as books and DVDs can be checked out from the circulation desks at University Library, Mudd Library and Schaffner Library on a shortened loan period.

Digitized items, such as book chapters, journal articles and streamed audio and video, can be accessed through Canvas. 

Find Reserve items

Use the dropdown menu in NUsearch to find Course Reserves. You can search by instructor name, course name or department.  

Access eReserve items in Canvas by clicking "Course Reserves" in the navigation bar of the course for which they were requested.

Pick up Reserve items

Reserve materials are held at the circulation desk at University Library, Mudd Library and Schaffner Library.

Reserve guidelines

Items on Reserve have shortened loan periods and steep overdue fines on ensure that the materials are promptly returned so they may be available to all students.

Instructors can choose one of the following loan periods for their items: 

Information for Faculty and Assistants

See our webpage Course Reserve Information for Faculty for instructions and guidelines.

Contact us

Course reserve staff may be reached at e-reserve@northwestern.edu. For questions about books or articles, call 847-491-7681. For questions about streaming media, call 847-467-1985.