Course Reserves Information
Contact and instruction information for students and instructors
Course reserves are materials made available to students by the Library. These materials are identified by professors for a particular course and may be books, articles, slides or websites. Electronic course reserves (eReserves) are in digital format (normally PDF) and are only available to U of W students and faculty. Books held on course reserve are circulated for a limited time period and will accrue substantial fines if returned late. Print reserve materials may be picked up from the Circulation Desk. Items with loan periods of three days or greater may be renewed in person or (one time only) through myLibrary.
If you know the name of your professor or the title of the course for which there are reserve items use the Course Reserve Search to locate these items. If you do not have this information, consult a staff member at the reference desk. A more detailed explanation of using the course reserve system can be found under "Help with eReserve".Forms
Printing note: the print area on the Excel Course Reserve Request Form is set for one page only. If you wish to print a multi-page request for your own records, select "File" --> "Print Area" from the drop-down menu and choose the area you wish to print or select "Clear Print Area".
Instructors can submit print material for scanning at the circulation desk. Electronic material can be sent via email. Acceptable file formats include .pdf, .tif, .gif, .jpg, and .bmp.
The course reserve request form can be downloaded and emailed directly to the Course Reserve Department. A copy of the form must accompany any print materials submitted.
- Books (personal or Library-owned) may be placed on Reserve.
- Shorter readings (articles, book chapters, etc.) will only be placed on eReserve.
Processing time is usually 3 days; longer near the beginning of a semester
Linking to the Reserve ListFor instructors, an explanation of how to create links from Nexus and other places to your reserve lists.