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Reserves information for instructors during COVID-19


While the Library is closed, all Reserves are digital. For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021: Where possible, staff will fulfill Reserve requests through the Library's digital collections or through scanning from the Library's physical collections.

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Reserves services continue for electronic resources only

We will continue to provide e-reserves for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 courses during the Library’s COVID-19 closure.

To submit Reserve requests, see Course Reserves.

Note that all Reserves must be digital.

See Challenges with digital or online Course Reserves for details on the issues the Library may face when purchasing digital-only course reserves.

Scanning print materials and finding alternative formats

You can request scans of materials through the Reserves system and we can provide scans of print articles and book chapters within copyright guidelines, to use instructors’ scans of portions of books, and for help to find alternatives to print Reserve materials:

See Copyright Information Graphic (text version) for full guidelines.

To see if the Library can source a streaming version of a film you require for your course, email You may also find useful films for your classes through Films on Demand, a source of over 34,000 streaming instructional films that have direct URLs for easy linking, and are segmented for instructional use.

To find open textbooks, see Finding and evaluating OER: Open Educational Resources.

Questions and help

Please email for help, or if you have questions or suggestions.
Thank you for your patience as we respond to your requests as quickly as possible.