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Class Readings/Course Reserves

Faculty instructions for course reserve

How to get course reserve service

What can be put on course reserves?

Books & Media

  • Materials provided by the instructor or by the library from its collections can be placed on course reserve. Personally owned material must be original, not copies.
  • The library can provide a link for your D2L course to instructions for students on how to find and borrow course reserves material in the library.


  • Digital files (PDF preferred,;Microsoft Word, PowerPoint)
    • Selections from books or journals that meet copyright guidelines for "fair use"
    • Instructor-prepared items such as sample exams, quizzes, lecture notes, homework assignments
  • Links to articles, eBooks, licensed streaming media available online
  • The library can convert documents to digital format (scan to PDF), provide links to items available online, and help locate and license streaming media for course reserve use.

What cannot be put on course reserves?

  • Interlibrary loan materials
  • Bound or single issues of journals
  • Coursepacks

How long does it take to get items on course reserve?

  • Allow at least one week before assigning the material to students.
  • Processing time varies depending on the volume of requests and availability of materials. Request volume is high at the beginning of each semester and recalling items out on loan can take longer than a week.
  • Lists are processed in the order in which they are received.

Request Course Reserves Service

  • Complete and submit a Sherrod Library Course Reserve Form at least one week before assigning the material to students.
  • Please limit the list to 20 items at most. Contact us if this is a concern.
  • Please include any personally owned items with the Library Course Reserve Form. You can bring them to the library Ask Us desk on the first floor.
  • If everything on your list is library owned you can email your list to

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