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Course Reserves

Books on reserve in the Bapst Library are shelved according to course.  Students can consult books for the entire course in the Bapst workroom.

Submitting Course Reserves

To place items on reserve, submit your request using the Library Reserves request form


Because some items may need to be ordered, scanned, recalled, or repaired, it is helpful to receive syllabi as soon as possible so that students have access to their readings when assigned.  We are happy to accept additional requests once the semester begins.



Only books from the Boston College Libraries collections can be placed on reserve, but we will gladly purchase any titles not in our collections.

Journal Articles/Book Chapters

Bapst staff will scan and provide online access to journal articles and book chapters. The portion that can be considered fair use varies and should be a limited amount tailored to the pedagogical purpose. A fair use portion would seldom exceed 2 chapters or 20%. When multiple chapters from a book are requested, the book itself will be placed on reserve.

Removal of Course Reserve Materials

Bapst staff will remove materials from course reserve at the end of each semester.

Additional Information

Course Reserves & Canvas

A link to the Library Course Reserves list appears in every Canvas site and can also be accessed through the library Course Reserves.

Course Reserves for Visually Impaired Students

Students should contact the Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities to obtain textbooks or course readings in a format that is accessible to them. A full list of disability services is available from the Disabilities Services Office.