Course Reserves Submission Guidelines

What You Need to Know: 

Required Information

  • Course Number and Name
  • Expected enrollment (How many students in your class)
  • Term: Fall, Winter, Spring and/or Summer

Policies & Processing Information

  • Please submit reserve requests 2 weeks before the term starts. 
  • At the beginning of fall term, allow up to two – three weeks for processing.
  • Requests are processed in the order received.
  • The complete citation and high quality reproductions speed processing.
  • Copyright Policy for Course Reserves
    (All materials are subject to copyright policies.)

Options for Submitting Course Reserves

Procedures by Material Type

Articles / Chapters for Electronic Reserve

  • Provide a legible print copy that can be scanned, or email PDF.
  • Under Fair Use guidelines, one chapter from a book (or 10% of the total pages) may be placed on electronic reserve or one article per issue.
  • Student-created Materials Release/Request Form.
    (Student-created materials require the student’s permission.)


  • Bring Library-owned material or personal copies to the 1st floor Circulation Desk, or provide our call number.
  • Materials from Summit or Interlibrary Loan may not be placed on e-reserve.

Lecture Notes and Past Exams

  • Provide a legible print copy that can be scanned, or email the files.
  • Preferred file formats: PDF, Word, PowerPoint, or Excel

Student-produced Materials