Course Reserves FAQ

What is Course Reserves?

Course reserves is a library service which allows faculty to make books and other physical items available on a short term loan for the duration of a semester. The short borrowing periods for these items are designed to maximize access for all students in your class.

How can I contact my reserves location?

Send an email or call the location where you would like your materials to be held:

Art Architecture and Engineering Library     
(734) 647-5747

Askwith Media Library and University Reserves
Reserve books:
Reserve films for students to view in-house:
(734) 764-5360

Fine Arts Library
(734) 764-5405

Music Library
(734) 764-2512

Taubman Health Sciences Library
(734) 764-1210

Who can place items on reserve?

Instructors or their representatives (i.e. Graduate Student Instructors, Faculty Support Staff) may submit reserve requests.

How do students access reserve items?

Let your students know that materials are on reserve for them, and at which library. Students will be able to tell what is on reserve for their class if you add the Library Materials tab to your Canvas site, or by searching in Mirlyn Classic course reserves.

What can be placed on reserve at the Library?

Books and other physical items owned by the University Library may be placed on course reserves. Instructors can also place their own copies of books, official coursepacks prepared by a professional print service, and other physical materials on reserve.

Electronic readings such as journal articles and book chapters are managed by individual instructor via the course CTools or Canvas site. For assistance in saving material into CTools or Canvas, you can contact ScholarSpace at the Graduate Library or contact campus CTools help

7FAST, the Library's document delivery service, can scan small portions of local items. This service is free for faculty. 

When should I place my reserve request?

You may submit a request for course reserves at any time. Processing time varies based on material availabilty, so submit requests as far in advance as possible. 

How many copies of an item are placed on reserve?

In general, one copy will be placed on reserve. Additional copies may be placed on reserve for classes with high enrollment.


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Last modified: 12/19/2019