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Course Reserves

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Submitting Course Reserves

To submit course reserve requests, please send reading lists and/or syllabi to

  • Syllabi should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure reserves are completed for the first week of classes.
  • Syllabi received close to the beginning of the semester will be worked on in weekly increments until reserves are completed.
  • Only books from the Boston College Libraries collections can be placed on reserve, but we will gladly purchase needed titles that are not in our collection.

Journal Articles / Book Chapters

TML staff will scan and post a "fair use" portion of the book. Fair use portions vary and should be a limited amount tailored to the teaching purpose. A portion would seldom exceed 2 chapters or 20%. When multiple chapters from a book are requested, the book itself will be placed on reserve.

Additional Info

  • Items may be placed on reserve for Fall, Spring, or Summer sessions.
  • Unless otherwise requested, TML staff will remove materials from course reserve at the end of each semester.
  • A link to the Library Course Reserves list appears in every Canvas site and can also be accessed through the library Course Reserves.
  • Visually impaired 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.
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