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Course Reserves

For Instructors

Use Course Resources to create or re-use reading lists.  Add textbooks, articles, book chapters, films, free websites, or upload files. Send your list to the library and we will attempt to purchase anything not in our collection. Course Resources makes it easy to track your requests, discuss questions with the library, and link to items within Canvas. How to access:

Need Help? see our Guide to Course Resources for Instructors

Things to know

Instructors can request any type of material to support teaching including items from our collection, free websites, and items that need to be purchased. Our priority is to purchase online material so that it is accessible and affordable for students. Not everything is available online or with unlimited access, so we will work with you to review the options. If you require students to use physical items, you should indicate that when submitting your list.

  • Lists must be sent to the library each semester and may be rolled-over or recreated. 
  • We first look for online access, including articles, ebooks, and streaming video. If we cannot locate an item in digital format, then we may purchase the item in print. 
  • Digitization requests of print material are considered in light of fair use. Typically one chapter or ten percent of a book will comport with fair use, though slightly more may be appropriate when no digital options are available for purchase. See Copyright Guidance for E-Reserves
  • Coursepacks and workbooks may not be placed on reserve.
  • Physical items are removed from library reserves at the end of each semester.

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