E-Reserves Frequently Asked Questions

E-Reserves Frequently Asked Questions


What is E-Reserves?

Electronic Reserves provides web access to course-related readings and other materials placed by professors and instructors, making it accessible to UCR students enrolled in the class 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Students may access the material from home, dorm rooms, computer labs, the library, or anywhere there is an internet connection.  Materials posted may include, but are not limited to, any of the following:
  • Lecture notes and presentations
  • Practice exams and exercises
  • Homework solutions
  • Journal Articles
  • Book Chapters

How does E-Reserves work?

Professors or teaching assistants submit material to be placed on E-Reserves and assign a password for student access.  Once submitted, these materials are processed in the order they are received and made available only to students enrolled in the class via the internet.  All E-Reserve documents are removed from the system at the end of each quarter.

How can I access E-Reserves?

Materials are accessible at under the "Reserves" tab.  Only UCR students enrolled in a class with materials on E-Reserves have access to the materials posted.  Students accessing materials must have the course password, which is provided by the professor or the teaching assistant for the class.

E-Reserves may be accessed using Internet Explorer, Mozilla, or any other web standard-compliant browser.  If you have AOL, you must use one of these browsers after connecting to the Internet through AOL to access E-Reserves


How can I view and print E-Reserves material?

E-Reserve materials are in PDF format.  To view and print, you need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.  Adobe Reader is free software for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.  You can download the latest version by clicking the following button.

To print course PDF materials at home, you need an image-capable printer.


What if I get a blank printout?

You may be using the browser toolbar or browser menu to print.  Use the Print icon on the Acrobat toolbar.


What if the browser says "Done," but the screen is blank?

Acrobat files do not open until they are fully loaded.  If the file is large, it may take some time.  Be patient and wait for the page to appear.

Who do I contact for additional help?

For all other questions about the Electronic Reserve system please contact:

Tomás Rivera Library
Reserve Services
(951) 827-3235
Electronic Support Form

Orbach Science Library
Reserve Services
(951) 827-3511
Electronic Support Form


Last modified: 7/30/2012 3:05 PM by C. Arbagey

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