Put Materials on Course Reserves

Library course reserves provide access to course readings and materials selected by instructors. 

Course Reserves Requests

Instructors must submit requests online using our course reserves application.  The application is CAS-authenticated and allows you to view and copy previous requests. Processing typically takes 2 business days. All materials are removed at the end of the quarter.

Please note:

  • Submit requests six weeks before classes start to allow time for processing and purchasing.  Additional material may be submitted throughout the quarter. 
  • Requests submitted in the first two weeks of the quarter may take longer to process due to overload.
  • If the library does not own a title you request, we will purchase at least one copy, with preference given to electronic versions. Orders placed for material not owned by the library generally take 2-3 weeks for processing.
  • Materials may be placed on reserve at any UCR Library location, regardless of the subject.
  • A course packet published by UCR Printing and Reprographics will not be accepted for e-reserves.
  • The library may only purchase e-books with an institutional license. If the library already owns an e-book, add it to your request so we can verify multi-user access. 
  • Include requests for videos available through Kanopy so we can ensure their availability for the length of the course. Media available through streaming services such as Netflix or borrowed through movie services such as Redbox may not be placed on reserve.  All media materials must be lawfully acquired or purchased copies.
  • We consider Fair Use Guidelines when reviewing requests.  
Books and Media

Books, e-books and media from the library's collection  may be placed on reserve.  Materials circulate for limited periods for maximum student use. Journals, reference materials or items from other institutions cannot be placed on reserve. 

If we don't own a requested title, we will purchase a copy. If we cannot obtain a requested title or an appropriate number of copies, we will reach out to you to determine if personal copies are available to be placed on reserve. Please allow 2-5 weeks for purchasing.  We will put e-books on reserve instead of print versions when available.

Media on course reserves may only be watched by students enrolled in your course;  a public screening cannot happen without public performance rights. Please notify students of this copyright issue.

Electronic Reserves (E-Reserves)

E-reserves provide online access to electronic material, such as links to articles, book excerpts, homework assignments, class notes and past exams.  Material requested for scanning or previously digitized material will be uploaded into Yuja.  Instructors are responsible for pulling material from Yuja into their Canvas course to provide students with access to electronic materials.  Permalinks to library-owned electronic journal articles may be posted in Canvas or in the course reserve listing of the library catalog, depending on instructor preference.