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How To: Use Course Reserves (Faculty)


Why Use Reserves?

"Thoughtfully managed course reserves programs not only help mitigate the ever-increasing cost of textbooks, they also bolster student and faculty engagement, create opportunities for library outreach, and are one of many ways libraries are staying relevant and student-centered in the 21st-century academic ecosystem." 

-Caleb Nichols, In Defense of Course Reserves


Course Reserves are a convenient way to ensure all students get fair use of materials for a specific class. Items are taken out of our Main Collection and set aside in a temporary location at the Circulation Desk for easy access. Once complete, the lists are accessible to students online. Links to our e-resources will also be provided. Faculty can place the following items on Reserve: Print Books (library-owned or personal copies), eBooks, Articles (print or electronic), and Media (physical or streaming).

Creating a List

1.)  From the Library's homepage, select Manage a Reserve List under Faculty Services:

2.)  Login with your network ID and password. Once logged in, you can view past Reserve Lists and create new ones. Click on Create a New Course:

3.)  Fill out the form with appropriate information for your course. Click on "create course" to complete:

4.)  With your list now created, you can begin to add your items:

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