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Course Reserves

Find Course Reserves

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

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

You can still send requests using the old online form

During this period of transition, you can still use the old Reserves request form. Library staff will move your requests to the new system for you.

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

Drop-in sessions on using the new reserves system

After August 15th, there will be some drop in sessions available for faculty who would like to have some hands-on instruction in using the new system.

Times, dates, and location are to be determined.