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 reserve@du.edu. 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 reserve@du.edu. 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.

  • New Items

    Emailing reserves at reserve@du.edu is the best option for requesting new items in E-Reserves and Physical Reserves.

  • Deadlines

    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

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