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Course Reserves

Find information and request forms that you need for putting materials on reserve.

The best way to submit a request is online.

If there are problems using any of the forms, please email

To have a chapter or article scanned out of a book or journal that is only available in print at the library and can't be purchased in an electronic format:

  1. Complete an Interlibrary Loan Request. NOTE: The form requires your network login and it records your name.
  2. Select the option for a book chapter or an article and provide a full citation including author, title, and source for all copyrighted material on the form. 
  3. Once it's scanned, the link to the PDF file will be in your interlibrary loan account.

Given Copyright limitations, the Library can only scan a limited amount of material from one publication. Generally, one journal article or a book chapter is permitted. If the requested book or journal is available electronically, you will be directed to the online resource.

No, only items belonging to the University Library can be placed on reserve.

Personal copies may be donated to be added to the collection and placed on reserve. Alternatively, a copy for the library may be purchased at your request. If the item costs more than $100, please contact your subject librarian to submit your purchase request.

Library staff can help with the following:

  • scan readings that are not available in electronic format and that the library owns in print format only,
  • order electronic formats of books and films, (PLEASE NOTE: Due to access restrictions, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Vimeo, Youtube, HBO Go, and other private home video companies do not allow institutional streaming access.),
  • redirect you to further resources for more complicated support questions.

For help with Camino, you should contact an Instructional Technology Resource Specialist.

When filling out a purchase request choose ebook or streaming video for the format. You can also contact your subject librarian to find out more about your options.

Once the item is available online, the URL can be copied onto a Camino course page.

If the book you want on reserve is already checked out, include it on your request form anyway. Library staff will recall the book upon seeing that it's checked out, giving the borrower a few days to return it. 

Books on reserve can have a 4-hour or 24-hour loan period. DVDs have a 4-hour loan period.

Please allow at least three weekdays at the beginning of the quarter. Contact the course reserve staff ( for current turnaround times.

The following can help us complete your requests more quickly:

  • Let us know if you have a 'needed by' date.
  • Determine whether or not the library owns the materials you need by checking OSCAR prior to submitting your request.
  • Submit purchase requests at least 2 weeks prior to when the items are needed.
  • Make sure scanning requests comply with copyright and fair-use guidelines

Including as much information as possible is the best way to ensure that we can process your materials quickly and efficiently.

DVDs and most items from the Library's Main Stacks, Periodicals and Reference areas may be placed on reserve.