Faculty Course Reserves



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Instructors can place articles, books, or other media on reserve in the library for a specific course.

Students are able to view a list of reserve items for their course on the Reserves List page. Instructors can specify if they will be able to check physical items out for 2 hours in-library, overnight, 3 days, or 1 week. E-books and streaming media can also be added to reserve lists for ease of access. Processing requests of reserve materials can take up to 48 hours.

To place materials on reserve

Contact the reserves team.

Items that CAN be placed on reserve

  • Any physical Library items (books, exhibition catalogues, media)

  • Photocopies of articles - articles can also be shared on Moodle (1 copy/per article)

  • E-Books that are in the Library’s catalogue

  • Streaming media items that are in the Library’s catalogue

  • Personal copies* of books or media items (must be legally authorized copies)

Items that CANNOT be placed on reserve at this time

  • Online Library items that do not appear in the ‘classic’ catalogue

  • Interlibrary loan items, however sections of a book may be photocopied and placed on Reserve or included on Moodle (Canadian Copyright Law applies)

* Personal copies on reserve:
The Library does not assume responsibility for loss or damage of personal copies placed on reserve. Library labels will be applied to the items to allow them to circulate, and removed when they are taken off reserve. A few small pieces of clear book tape may remain.

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