Faculty and Instructor Guide to Course Reserves
View Items on Reserve
Our main system, Leganto, is available as a link in Canvas, just like your tool links for syllabi and course announcements. Physical Reserve items can be found through Compass, the University Libraries Catalog — searchable by instructor, course, or title. Streamed video and audio materials are accessible through library databases.
Placing Items on Reserve
The Library encourages instructors to place reserve requests via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will still take materials that are dropped off at the Lending Desk for processing.
To ensure the quickest fulfillment of your requests, consider the following:
- Submit your requests early.
- Provide full bibliographic citations and include call numbers if you know them.
- Be aware of our copyright guidelines — we are unable to post e-reserves over 20% of any print book or more than two articles from a single print issue of a journal.
- Our preferred method for e-reserves is to link to items in our collection instead of PDFs (if available).
- Return any items checked out to you so library staff can process them for your course.
- Items are made available by your request. Please be advised that requests for re-activations must be submitted for every quarter for which they are to be used — they do not roll over automatically.
Reactivating Items from Previous Courses
For reactivating requests for E-Reserves, please email reserves at email@example.com. In your email request, please include the course number, code, and quarter in which your E-Reserves were last used, as well as the course number, code, and quarter for which you wish them to be reactivated.
Emailing reserves at firstname.lastname@example.org is the best option for requesting new items in E-Reserves and Physical Reserves.
Requests to place items on reserve may take up to three weeks to process. Allow additional time for purchasing and processing materials not owned by the library.
- Copyright Guidelines