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Services and Facilities: Placing Physical Items on Course Reserve

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

 To ensure that all students in your class have access to certain materials, whether library resources or your own personal resources, you can have these materials placed on Reserve at the library for loan periods ranging from one hour to 3 days.

Materials placed on Reserve are searchable in the library catalogue by instructor name and by course name and number. Course reserve material is also searchable by keyword, title and author.

To place item(s) on Course Reserve, contact Access Services or simply complete the following online form:

Please allow at least 3 working days for processing. For assistance contact Access Services.

What can I place on course reserve?

  • Items in the Libraries’ physical collections, such as books and AV materials.
  • Photocopied articles.
  • Materials for which the instructor holds copyright (e.g. lecture notes).
  • Personal copies of books or other items.

Music Library Course Reserve

To place materials on Course Reserve in the Music Library, or for information about including music materials on your Course Reserve in the main library, please contact the Music Library –

Placing Digital Items on Course Reserve

For information about placing digital items on course reserve and about linking to licensed library material from Moodle, please see:

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