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Course Reserves

Find Course Reserves

Search by your course number or instructor name
Search the Reserves system or use Library Search to find books, chapters, articles, and other materials on Reserve. (In Library Search, your results will display in a box labelled "Course reserves.") You can also search the Library Catalogue, but note that you will not be able to retrieve articles or book chapters on Reserve.

Search by title or other item information
Use Library Search to find books, chapters, articles, and other materials on Reserve. (Your results will display in a box labelled "Course reserves.") You can also search the Library Catalogue, but note that articles or book chapters on Reserve will NOT show up in results.

Use the Library Reserves link in your Canvas course
For courses in Canvas, you can also use the Library Reserves link to directly access Reserves materials. (For some items, this may be the only way you can get access.)

Course reserves are readings assigned by faculty, and set aside for students.

See Student Guide for help searching for Reserves in the Reserves system.

For more about reserves, see Borrowing materials from the Reserves collection.

Faculty requests for additions to Course Reserves: New Course Reserves requesting system 

What's new

Manage your Course Reserves from within Canvas or within the Reserves system
Instructors can now send Course Reserve requests to the Library from within a Canvas module, or by logging directly into the Reserves system.

Create course reading lists
Instead of submitting citations one-by-one using an online form, instructors can now create course reading lists and attach them to specific courses. 

Getting started

For complete instructions on using the new system, including instructions for adding articles and other non-book items to your Course Reserves, please see Requesting Reserves: Guide for instructors

For video tutorials on using the new system, please see Leganto for Instructors.

To get started quickly, please see Adding books to Course Reserves: Instructions for faculty.

Log into the new Course Reserves requesting system.

Basic steps to remember

  1. Create your reading list in the new system
  2. Associate your reading list with your course
  3. Add citations to your list whenever you like
  4. Send your list to the Library for staff to process items
  5. Publish your list for your students to see

Requesting on behalf of an instructor?

Departmental or research assistants who are creating course list or making reserve requests on behalf of instructors should contact Library Reserves in advance to ensure access to the reserves requesting system.

For more general information on Library Reserves, please see Reserves services for faculty.

Help and contact information

Bennett Library Reserves for SFU Burnaby courses and Belzberg Library for SFU Vancouver courses:
lib-reservesurl@sfu.ca 778.782.3271

Fraser Library for SFU Surrey courses:
lib-surrey@sfu.ca 778.782.7411