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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Course Reserves at the LIbrary

THE LIBRARY offers many resources as instructors prepare for Fall Courses. One of these is course reserve for books, films, or course packets. See below for more information.

Course reserve is available on-site or online.  Both appear in the Library Course Page and can be integrated with Moodle, making course materials easy for students to find and access.  

On-site reserve consists of books, films, or course packets shelved at any Twin Cities campus library.  To submit an on-site reserve request, email a list of items you’d like placed on reserve to the contact for the campus library you’d like as your reserve site.  Contacts for reserve sites can be found here:

Online reserve can include a variety of materials--excerpts from books, direct links to articles from e-journals, video clips, slides from class lectures, fair use materials, materials that cost a copyright fee, and more.  The reserve system is compatible with mobile devices.  

To request an online reserve page, email your reading list or syllabus to wilsrsv@umn.edu.  If your request may include items that cost a copyright fee, please be sure to submit your request at least 4 weeks before the semester begins to allow time for processing.


Are you interested in considering non-commercial course texts or readings?  If so, there are many excellent resources in many different fields/disciplines.  If you'd want to explore some of the options, just let me know!  I'd be happy to help pull together some options for you - these free materials save students significant amounts in their college costs!


Contact Nancy Herther at herther@umn.edu