Answered By: Clarissa Mansfield
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 179

Getting started:

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

Western Libraries will provide and manage access to instructor-requested course material, including: 

  • Print texts and journals (digital versions will be used when available) 

  • DVDs and other analog media  

  • Library-licensed ebooks  

  • Library-licensed articles 

  • Library-licensed streaming videos  

  • Book chapters and articles scanned from the library’s print collection. Harvard Business Review must be from print holdings. 

  • Instructor owned materials, limited to books and DVD’s. 

  • Instructor requested library purchases. (Contact us!) 

Materials not accepted: 

  • Articles received through ILL 

  • Instructor submitted articles, unless written by instructor 

  • Summit/ILL items 

  • Course packs 

  • Links to non-library content 

  • Online links to Harvard Business Review, see above. 


Course Reserve Staff will use the “Library Resources” tab in Canvas to post links to electronic materials and list physical reserve materials.  Resources shared via the Library Resources tab ‘expire’ at the end of the quarter used, and instructors must request renewal to continue use. Staff will not post links into Canvas modules or syllabi.  For Canvas help contact:

Instructor owned items will have barcode and call number labels applied and will need to be picked up at the end of each quarter.  

Course Reserve Loan periods: 

  • Physical Print materials - 1 day, 3 days, or 7 days 

  • DVDs and other media - 1 day 

  • Ebooks – usually 1 day (determined by publisher) 

  • Digital reserves - 2 hours (Interested? Contact us!) 


To submit a Course Reserves request use the Course Reserves Request Form or email  

Course Reserves FAQ  

Course Reserve material may be subject to licensing or copyright restrictions. 

WWU Libraries cannot guarantee against or assume responsibility for the theft, loss, or damage of personal items.