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Course Reserves

Homepage for the Theology and Ministry Library.

Find items currently on Course Reserves

Faculty may place physical items (books, DVDs, etc.) as well as electronic items (articles, ebooks, book chapters, films) on reserve for their class each semester. Links will appear in the Library Resources and Course Reserves tab in Canvas. If you do not find a title on reserve, search the Library Catalog to see if it is available through our regular collection. Students needing accommodations should contact the Disabilities Services Office to obtain course materials in a format that is accessible.

COMING SOON! New Course Reserves System

We are implementing a new reading list and course reserves system, to be introduced this summer for Fall courses. This new system aids faculty in building reading lists, using content from both BC Libraries and non-library holdings from the web or uploaded files. Benefits include:

  • Better teaching and learning experience for faculty and students
  • Improved workflow efficiency across faculty, student and library
  • More affordable for students who can utilize more library-purchased and open access materials available online
  • Enhanced access through Canvas saves faculty and students time and effort by collecting course materials in one location.

During the summer faculty may continue to use the current methods of submitting requests (see below);  after that you will be redirected to our new Course Resources software in Canvas.  Stay tuned! 

How faculty can request reserves

Faculty should send us a list of readings or your syllabus well before the start of each semester. We will set aside print items, link to online items, and create a list that appears in your Canvas course.

School / focus Library How to submit your items
Morrissey A&S, CSOM, CSON, Lynch, Woods O'Neill & Bapst Library Reserves request form
Lynch K-12 curriculum physical items, faculty copies Educational Resource Center email:
School of Social Work Social Work See: Social Work Library
School of Theology & Ministry Theology & Ministry email:
Law School Law email:


  • Items may be placed on reserve for Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters and will be removed at the end of each semester. Please resubmit requests for each semester.
  • Items not in the Libraries' collections will be purchased or licensed when available.
  • Items may need to be ordered or scanned, so faculty should submit requests as soon as possible to ensure that reserves are available for course assignments. Requests received close to the beginning of the semester may not be ready by the start of classes. 
  • Every digitization request must be considered in light of fair use. Typically, for course reserves, the scanning of one entire 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 or licensing. See Copyright Guidance for E-Reserves

Need help?

If you have questions or need help, email the Library Course Reserves group.