The library offers physical and electronic course materials to support instruction and research.
Physical Reserves are materials set aside for a specific course at the request of a faculty member. These items (books, DVDs, etc.) circulate for a shorter loan period to allow for use by a large number of borrowers. E-books and e-media, such as Kanopy, can also be placed on reserve.
Electronic Reserves (ERes)
ERes provides a secure platform for students to access PDFs and links to copyrighted course material (book chapters, journal articles).
To place items on physical reserves:
- Find the item you want to add on reserve in MIDCAT
- Select “Put on course reserve (faculty only)” in the item’s MIDCAT record and complete the brief online form. Books, media, e-books, and e-media can all be placed on reserve.
To place personal copies on reserve, drop them at any Circulation Desk. Please retrieve your personal copies at the end of each semester. Personal copies cannot be protected from the wear and tear of heavy reserve use and must be marked and barcoded for use with our automated circulation system. The Library cannot assume liability for personal copies that are stolen or damaged.
If you would like to save your reserve materials from year to year, we can run a list and place them on reserve. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with course information.
To place items on ERes
Faculty may submit PDFs, citations to online readings, and photocopies for ERes. We can also reactivate ERes materials that were used in the past. We are unable to provide a book scanning service at this time.
To submit PDFs: Most photocopiers on campus have the ability to create PDFs. Scan the material and email the PDF to yourself. Forward the email to email@example.com and make sure the complete bibliographic information is included.
To submit articles available electronically: Email the request with complete bibliographic information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will link the article directly to your ERes page.
To submit photocopies: deliver legible 8 ½ x 11 copies to any Circulation Desk. Please include cover page containing bibliographic information.
To reactivate materials previously on ERes: There is no need to re-submit photocopies or citations; we will use the PDFs or links previously created. Please contact email@example.com to reactivate your materials.
Manage Your Own ERes Page
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an ERes administrator account. Administrative privileges allow you to view previous ERes pages, restore old documents to current pages, add new documents and links, and create folders to organize your pages.