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Dear Faculty:

Be ready for the Spring 2018 semester by requesting your course materials now!

We would like to encourage you to make your requests early in order to have materials ready for the first day of class. All submissions are processed in the order they are received, and you don’t need to request all materials at once. Requests during peak periods (such as the beginning of the semester), materials with copyright clearance issues, and special formats (streaming videos, etc.) might require extra processing time. Avoid delays by submitting your requests ASAP.

In partnership with Student Disability Services (SDS), we ask you to please consider the accessibility needs of your students. Whenever possible, please order and assign texts that are available in digital format so that students utilizing accessibility technology (i.e., Kurzweil) will be able to read them. Video should have a closed captioning option for viewing, if possible.  We have students who need digital texts and closed captioning to be equal participants in class. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact SDS. SDS and The New School Libraries and Archives will work with you to support this initiative.  

Request/Renew Reserves:

  • For renewals, save time by reusing material from previous semesters. Use the “Import Items” tool (the left column under “Add Materials”) in Canvas to renew material for a current class.

To learn how, check out this brief (1.5 minute) Canvas reserve request video tutorial.

  • Copyright compliance and fair use are assessed for all electronic reserves. PDFs from larger portions of a copyrighted book will take longer to process. Library staff will work to clear copyright permissions and license material for you. We will communicate with you if your request does not meet copyright requirements, and help identify alternatives. Learn more from our copyright guide.

Request Textbooks (for students to purchase a physical copy):

  • Use the Course Reserves tab in Canvas to place textbook orders with Barnes & Noble Union Square, the campus bookstore.
  • When possible, the library acquires electronic copies of textbooks for your students to access as part of your Course Reserves in addition to placing the textbook order at Barnes & Noble.

For more information on course reserves and other library services, please visit the Libraries & Archives website or the Faculty Research Guide. Should you have questions or need assistance, please use the Ask Us feature of our website or email

Thank you,

Ed Scarcelle

University Librarian