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. Physical reserves can be found at the Davis Family Library and Armstrong Library Circulation Desks.
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.
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)
Finally, for new purchase requests (i.e. print book, e-book, DVD) and new streaming media requests, please use the Request a Library Purchase form.
*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. Faculty can learn more at the Docutek FAQ page.