Course Reserves is a service that supports courses by providing digital or physical items that are temporarily available at an instructor's request. Physical items have shortened loan periods, usually a few hours. Course resource lists are managed and viewed through the Course Resources tab in Canvas.
Starting with Fall '22 courses, instructors should use the new Course Resources tool, available within Canvas, to send reading lists to the library for processing. Lists may contain content from the BC Libraries, content from the web, or uploaded files. The new Course Resources tool makes it easier to track your requests, discuss questions with the library, and link to items within Canvas. To get started:
Course reserves and reading lists are managed through the Course Resources tab in Canvas. Instructors should use this tool to submit requests to the library, reuse past course reading lists, and track the status of requested items.
You can request any type of material to support your 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 more accessible. 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.
In order to review and obtain material for your course, we ask that you submit your lists well in advance of the start of classes. Priority is given to requests submitted before the following dates: