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University Libraries

Anderson Academic Commons

University Libraries

Course Reserves

The Course Reserves Unit provides access to materials with the intention of supporting the instructional efforts of faculty at the University of Denver. Please see our guides below for specific information related to faculty and student Course Reserves services.

Please contact the Course Reserves Unit at with your questions or to report a problem accessing material.


Electronic Reserves - The Electronic Reserves service provides online access to course materials such as articles, book chapters, and other electronic documents. Enrolled students and faculty may access course materials from computers in the library, at home, or in the office, at any time of day. Electronic reserves are posted in Canvas via a link to the library's e-reserve system, Leganto.

Physical Reserves - Physical books and videos are available at the Perlmutter Lending Desk in the Anderson Academic Commons for a limited loan period.

Streaming - Video and audio materials are made available online for courses via library database subscription services. Please contact Ryan Buller ( with questions about using streaming media in your course.

Video Physical Reserves- Physical DVDs are available at the Perlmutter Lending Desk in the Anderson Academic Commons.  Students may check the videos out for 4 hours.  Faculty may check the videos out for the academic quarter.

Circulation Policies:

Electronic Reserves are subject to licensing agreements between DU and the respective publisher. As such, there may be instances where the maximum number of users is defined by the publisher. This would limit the number of concurrent users able to access the material at one time.

Physical reserves are available from the Lending Desk. These materials circulate for a 2-hour period and cannot be renewed.


Faculty Guide to Reserves

Students Course Reserves