Course materials (e-books, book chapters, journal articles, etc.) linked in Canvas must be made accessible. See the "Accessibility" tab for more information on how to locate and link to accessible content from library resources. If you need assistance, please contact your library liaison

Online Reserves/Course Materials

Do you have reserve materials or course readings that you need to make available to students in Canvas? The Library can help locate, order, and upload readings. The How to Submit Course Reserves page will help you get started.

How can I get scans of physical materials for course reserve?

All library staff are currently working remotely with no access to physical collections and materials. You can request a scan of an article/chapter through the library catalog, and our staff will try and obtain from an open institution. If you personally own a physical copy of a textbook or other material, you can produce scans that follow copyright guidelines.  

What is the deadline for placing items on reserve?

Staff are working hard to process all requests for course reserves. If you submit multiple requests, please let us know the priority order for those items as this will help when processing items.

What can be placed on electronic reserve?

E-books, streaming films, journal articles, book chapters, syllabi, practice exams, lecture notes and audio files. Items can be linked to if they are available through the Library's licensed databases, or if they are open-access resources.

  • Electronic items, including items found in course packets, must meet copyright or have the permission of the copyright holder for this type of use. The library staff will work with you regarding permissions. SEE NEW COPYRIGHT GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19.
  • Readings and/or viewings must be restricted to members of the class, and access must be terminated at the end of final exams.
  • Reproduced (scanned or photocopied) materials should include proper attribution and include the original work's copyright statement. If no statement can be found, a standard statement of copyright protection may be used. NOTE: The Library can not scan items from its physical collection at this time.
  • For questions specifically dealing with electronic reserves for audio, the Music Library endorses the Statement on the Digital Transmission of Audio Reserves issued by the Music Library Association.

How do my students access electronic reserves in Canvas?

Students can access electronic reserves under the "Course Reserves" menu link on their course's Canvas site.

NOTE: Only material that has been placed on reserve through the library can be accessed via the "Course Reserves" link. Articles or other readings that have been uploaded to Canvas or Blackboard by the instructor will be found in a different location as specified by the instructor.