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University Libraries

Faculty Guide to 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 the University Libraries Catalog - searchable by instructor, course, or title. Streamed video and audio materials are accessible through library databases.

Requesting Items

Reserves is encouraging electronic submissions of requests via email to We will still take materials that are dropped off at the Lending Desk for processing.

To ensure the quickest fulfillment of your requests, please consider the following:

  1. Submit your requests early.
  2. Provide full bibliographic citations and include call numbers if you know them.
  3. 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.
  4. Our preferred method for e-reserves is to link to items in our collection instead of PDFs (if available).
  5. Return any items checked out to you so library staff can process them for your course.
  6. Items are made available by your requests. 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 course(s)

For reactivating requests for E-Reserves, please email reserves at 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 is the best option for requesting new items in E-Reserves and Physical Reserves.


Reserve requests may take up to three weeks to process. Please also remember to allow additional time for purchasing and processing materials not owned by the library.

Copyright Guidelines

University of Denver's Copyright Guidelines

Contact Us

Main Library Reserves:, 303-871-3151
Lending Desk/Late Night Reserves: 303-871-3707