Answered By: Clarissa Mansfield
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2016     Views: 256

Getting started:

Requests for Course Reserves can be made in person or online.

Western Libraries can place materials that are in journals, databases, or books on e-reserve for you. We will assess your request and take care of obtaining copyright permission when needed. Please include as much citation information as possible for your e-reserves requests. If the material is in paper format, we will scan the materials for you. Please allow a few days for processing, especially at the beginning of the quarter.

Requests can be made at any time preceding or during the quarter. Instructors designate the loan period for physical items (2 hour, 1 day, 3 days or 7 days). Electronic reserves are accessible online 24 hours a day.


Locating and Accessing Course Reserves:

Course Reserves are now integrated with the Canvas Course Management System.  Beginning summer quarter 2013, Western Libraries will automatically insert reserve lists as “Modules” into the corresponding Canvas course record.  

Once your reserve list is processed, you or your students can access your lists from within the Canvas Module titled “Course Reserves.”  Items in the list will either be electronic or physical. Electronic materials are accessible by clicking on the title of the item. Physical items are located in the Haggard 2 Course Reserve area and are shelved according to call number.  Library-owned books are shelved in Library of Congress call number order in the front of the Course Reserve area. Instructor’s personal books are assigned a numeric call number and are shelved numerically on the half-height shelves. 


Additional Information & Assistance: (360) 650-7593 

email: Library Course Reserves 


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