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Get ready for next term by requesting your summer and fall coursematerials now! Make your requests by Monday, May 2, 2016 (for all summer 2016 terms), and Monday, August 1, 2016 (for the fall 2016 semester), in order to have materials ready for the first day of class. Requests during peak periods (such as the beginning of the semester) and materials with copyright clearance and/or special formats (such as streaming videos) might require extra processing time. Avoid delays by submitting your requests early.

Request Reserves

  • Submit and track your print, media, and e-reserves requests in Canvas. To learn how, view this 1:23 video tutorial.
  • Request material for your class directly from the library catalog — click here to learn how.
  • Copyright compliance and fair use are assessed for all electronicreserves. PDFs from a copyright-protected 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 about copyright with our guide.
  • Save time by reusing material from previous semesters. Use the "Import Items" tool (the left-hand column under Add Materials) to renew material for a current class.
  • Get in touch with one of our subject librarians, who can help you with resources (Ask Usmake a one-on-one appointment, or book an in-class library instruction session).

Request Textbooks

  • 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 coursereserves, in addition to the textbook orders placed at Barnes & Noble.
  • For five or more textbook titles, you can with the titles, authors, and ISBNs of the books.

For more information on course reserves and other library services, please visit the Libraries & Archives website. If you have questions or need assistance, please email