Course Reserves for Instructors

Submitting Course Reserves

There are two ways to submit course reserve requests at any of our libraries via our reserves staff or via Canvas.

NOTE: If you will be using electronic reserves (e-books, scanned articles, web links, or streaming video), you must request a Canvas site for your course via the Faculty Center in order for those items to be accessed by your students through course reserves.

In the event that streaming media content requested from the Library for instruction is not available online, DVD and Blu-ray media can be placed on physical reserve at the Olin Library circulation desk. Dedicated video players for viewing physical media are also available for loan at Olin Library.

Submit via Canvas

Using Canvas to submit reserve items will automatically place them in the appropriate reserves processing queue. If you have not already done so, you will need to request a Canvas page for your current course via the Faculty Center before submitting or reactivating reserve items this way.

If you are in a time crunch or would just prefer not to fill out request forms, you can also submit a list or syllabus directly to reserves staff.

Add New Reserve Items via Canvas

Edit or Delete Reserve Items via Canvas

Submit via Reserves Staff

Email your list to reserves staff, or reactivate reserve items

We are happy to accept your reserve list via email. You can send us the Course Reserves Submission Form (DOC), or simply email a list or syllabus to reserves staff at your library, along with any special instructions, and we’ll take it from there.

If you have taught your course before and will be reusing some or all of your reserve items, the simplest option is to contact reserves staff at your preferred library and ask us to reactivate your course. Please specify the last time you taught the course and be sure to let us know if there are any items you would like to add or remove from your reserves list.

Note that depending on the number of new items being added to the course, emailing requests to reserves staff may require some extra time for processing, but we will be glad to assist you!  Alternatively, you can add or reactivate items via Canvas if you prefer.

Additional Information for Instructors

Submission Deadlines

What can be placed on electronic reserve?

Accessing Reserves Materials