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Services and Facilities: Placing Items on Course Reserve

Placing Items (books, articles, films, etc.) on Course Reserve

Place high demand course materials (library items, personal items, articles / book chapters) on reserve to allow short term access. 

Reserve items are searchable in the library catalogue by instructor name and by course name and number. Most course reserve are searchable by keyword, title, and author.

To place item(s) on Course Reserve, fill out the online form or contact Access Services (or Music Library for Music reserves)

Allow at least 3 working days for processing. Some requests will take longer (eg. if MtA does not have a copy of the item requested). For assistance contact Access Services.

What can I place on Course Reserve?

  • Physical library collection items (eg. books, AV materials)
  • Links to electronic resources (eg. ebooks, streaming videos, ebook chapters, and ejournal articles)
  • Links to PDF scans of articles and chapters from print journals and books  
  • Physical copies for items where licence terms do not permit linking PDFs
  • Lecture notes and other material where the instructor holds copyright 
  • Personal copies of books or other items

Loan Periods: 3 hours, 1 day, or 2 day (Note: efforts will be made to provide a link to the resource where possible; if linked, the loan period won't be applicable)  

Music Library Course Reserve: Contact

Copyright and Fair Dealing: All reserves must adhere to fair dealing or another exception in the Copyright Act or have permissions for usage obtained. For more information about copyright contact

Placing Digital Items on Moodle: see Linking to Licensed Library Material from Moodle & Course Web Pages

Copyright and Fair Dealing

Copyright and Fair Dealing

Please note that you are responsible for ensuring that your use of material adheres to the fair dealing guidelines or the Copyright Act, or for obtaining permission to use this material.

The following guides provide information about fair dealing and the use of copyrighted materials: 

If you have any questions about copyright, you may use the Additional Comments text boxes below or send an e-mail to