Davis Family Library: 7:30am - 12am
Armstrong Science Library: 7:45am - 12am
Library Response to COVID-19

The library offers physical and electronic course materials to support instruction and research.

Physical Reserves

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. Physical reserves can be found at the Davis Family Library and Armstrong Library Circulation Desks.

Online Reserves

E-books and e-media, such as Kanopy, can also be placed on reserve. To access these materials:

  • Go to Reserves link in MIDCAT
  • Type instructor’s last name and click appropriate course
  • Locate e-material by title, and click title for access
    • Please note that while many e-materials allow for concurrent use, some only allow one user at a time
  • For more information about e-books, please access “E-books and Audiobooks” LibGuide

Some media items may be available via Panopto; students can log into the Course Hub to access these materials.

*Please note: Docutek EReserves (“ERes”) is no longer available at Middlebury. Most course-related PDFs and links are now shared with students on course websites like Canvas or via OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. Ask your professor for the location of these readings.

For Faculty

Use the “Put on course reserve” link in MIDCAT (see image below) to:

  • Request that physical materials (books, DVDs) are placed on reserve 
  • Request that e-books and e-media (already owned by the library) are placed on reserve (Quick tip: in MIDCAT, filter your search by “E-books & online resources.”)
  • Request that portions of a print book are scanned and emailed to you (as copyright and staffing allow)
Screenshot of course reserve link in library catalog

For new streaming media requests, please use the Media Services streaming request form

Need to screen a DVD for your class? Consult Film Screening for more info. DVDs should be placed on reserve and booked for the screening date. Please contact libres@middlebury.edu with the details.

Finally, for new purchase requests (i.e. print book, e-book, DVD) please use the Request a Library Purchase form.

Related Pages

Request a Library Purchase

“E-books and Audiobooks” LibGuide

Film Screening

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines


Kellam Ayres

Circulation Services Coordinator, Reserves