Put Materials on Reserve

We can help you make course materials available for your classes. See Course Materials Support During COVID-19 for details.

Instructors can put books and other physical materials available on course reserves for the duration of the semester. Reserves have short loan periods to maximize access for all students in your class. 

There are five course reserve checkout locations across campus for you to choose from. 

Need help finding and acquiring items? We offer course material and reserve support.

Placing your request

You can submit a request at any time. Processing time varies based on location and item availability, so please submit requests as far in advance as possible. 

In addition to materials from our collections, you can also put personal copies of books, official coursepacks prepared by a professional print service, and other physical materials on reserve. 

One copy of each item can be placed on reserve. Additional copies can be added for classes with high enrollment.

If you’d like to place a chapter or small portion of a book that’s available in our physical collections on reserve, or link to it via your Canvas course, you can also request a digital scan

Want your students to watch a film? We offer access and support for onsite and in-class viewing and streaming

Notifying your students 

Make sure your students know there are materials on reserve for your course. In addition to noting it on your syllabus, you can add a library materials tab to your course site by enabling it in Canvas under Settings > Navigation > U-M Library Materials

You can also add access to online materials such as journal articles and book chapters in Canvas. Need help integrating library resources in your Canvas course? Contact a specialist in your area or ScholarSpace.

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