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BC Libraries Update


Course Reserves & ILL Requests

Course Reserves requests

Due to COVID and the need to make library material widely accessible, we are processing Course Reserves as follows:

  1. If an item requested through Course Reserves is available in digital format either through the library catalog or commercially, we obtain a digital copy and process the request as a digital course reserves. We will try to secure multiple-user access to these items. However, if a multiple-user license is not available, Course Reserves staff will contact the faculty who placed the request and the subject bibliographer responsible for the subject area for further instructions. 
  2. If an item requested through Course Reserves is not available digitally, we offer to scan chapters within Fair use guidelines. If faculty needs portions of the work that exceed Fair Use Guidelines (Approximately up to 20% of the work), we offer to add the physical item to Course Reserves with the understanding that students who are in quarantine or studying remotely will not have access to these items. 
  3. We cannot thoroughly sanitize physical items placed in Course Reserves. Users will have to sanitize their hands before and after using the physical item. All physical items in Course Reserves will have the following sanitize sticker 


Faculty or Instructors, submit your request using the Library Reserves request form

For help with finding online resources, contact your Subject Librarian. For questions about Course Reserves, please contact us at

ILL Requests

Interlibrary Loan services are fully operational, including book chapter requests. Physical items requested through interlibrary loan can be picked up onsite or mailed. Timelines for interlibrary loan requests may be affected by the availability of interlibrary loan services at other institutions.