Course reserves is a service that works with instructors to make course readings available to students in either paper or electronic formats.
Benefits of using Course reserves
- We ensure that links to e-journal articles and e-books for your course readings are persistent
- We are your legal means of digitizing copyrighted material
- We link to your course reserve list from the library resources widget in LEARN
- With Course reserves, you can
- Create and manage course reserve lists for the current term
- View lists from previous and upcoming terms
- Designate a proxy user: A course teaching assistant can add reserves to a course on your behalf; a full proxy can create new course reserve lists for you as well as add new items to all your existing reserve lists
- Track the status of reserve requests
- Subscribe to email notification to be updated when new items become available on reserve for your course
- Assign tags to individual reserve items
- Switch to student mode to view your course reserves as students see them
- Get usage statistics for electronic and paper reserves using instructor course tools
- Clone a course reserve list for a future term or import items from previous courses
Types of course reserve material
The Library will not accept responsibility for personal or departmental copies on course reserve that are damaged or not returned by library users.
- Personal materials of instructors, such as assignment questions/solutions, for which they own the copyright
- Original print books, textbooks, DVDs, and CDs
- Courseware for the current academic term
- Links to materials within our licensed electronic resources such as our ejournal subscriptions and ebooks
- Material for which we have purchased a transactional license (allow six weeks) or that qualifies under the Fair Dealing Advisory
- Digital materials for which permission has been granted
Restrictions on course reserves material
- Print copies of journal articles or book chapters/excerpts will not be placed on reserve
- Access to electronic materials is restricted to students in the course
Loan periods for print reserves
- One hour
- Three hours
- One day — due by desk closing the following day
- Three days — due by desk closing on the fourth day
Setting up Course reserves
To create a new course reserves list
- Click the "create a new course" option under instructor course tools on the side menu.
To add reserves
- Open a course from the list of current or upcoming courses and select the "add reserve items" option under instructor course tools from the side menu.
- You can also clone a reserves list from a past term or import items from a previous list(s).
- Use the paper request form at the Library’s Circulation desk.
Note: If you have submitted a reserve request you can mail your personal material to us or bring it to the Circulation desk of the appropriate library. Please include a note citing course and instructor information.
When the term ends
- If a course is not being taught in the following term material will be taken off reserve after the final exam is written (unless we are otherwise notified).
- If needed, library books and personal materials of instructors can be left on the course reserve shelves indefinitely. Please contact Course reserves.
- Expired course reserve lists are retained and can be found under "previous courses" in the instructor tools section of the Course reserves website. Previous courses can be cloned to a future term. Permissions will be renewed for items that require copyright clearance.
Contact Course reserves (519-888-4567)
- Dana Porter Library: email@example.com, ext. 43648
- Davis Centre Library: firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 43761
- Musagetes Architecture Library: email@example.com, ext. 43762
- School of Optometry & Vision Science (Witer Learning Resource Centre): firstname.lastname@example.org , ext. 84005
- School of Pharmacy: email@example.com, ext. 43761
- Conrad Grebel University College (Milton Good Library): firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 34400 or ext. 24207
- Renison University College (Lusi Wong Library): email@example.com, ext. 28772
- St. Jerome’s University Library: firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 28240