The Health Sciences Library provides Course Reserves in order to support instructional requirements for specific courses.

Add print material to Course Reserves

The Health Sciences Library will add print items to Course Reserves upon request by an instructor or teaching assistant. The material will be placed in the Course Reserves Cabinet - a self-service technology in the Knowledge Center which allows for the material to be accessed 24/7 for 2-hour periods.

To place print items on Course Reserves, use this form: Add an Item to Course Reserves

Instructors may provide personal copies of material to place on Course Reserves. Personal copies will be returned at the end of the semester. If the library does not own an item and a personal copy is not available, the Library will review options for obtaining a copy.

Access print Course Reserves materials

Print materials placed on Course Reserve are held in the Course Reserves Cabinet in the Knowledge Center. The Course Reserves Cabinet is a self-service technology that allows for 24/7 use of material for 2-hour periods. Anyone with borrowing privileges to the library may check out Course Reserves materials.

Link to electronic books and journal articles

The best way to provide access to online course readings is through a link to an electronic resource posted on the class Canvas or CourseWorks page. To ensure access from both on- and off-campus, use links provided by the online catalog, CLIO, or permalinks provided by a specific database, such as EBSCO. If a link does not work for off-campus users, consult this Troubleshooting Guide. If you need assistance with links or have any issues with reserves, please contact the library for further assistance.

Copyright and Fair Use

Posting PDF scans and/or downloads is subject to Fair Use provisions of the Copyright Act, 92 U.S.C.107. Faculty are responsible for deciding whether scans or downloaded PDFs used for course purposes comply with the requirements of Fair Use. The Copyright Advisory Office provides guidance on the topic. Materials used under section 107 should be posted directly to the course's Canvas or CourseWorks page. Instructors are responsible for obtaining the required PDFs.