Faculty: Time to Set Up Your Course Reserves

Posted on: December 4, 2023

Our Course Reserves service allows you to make it easier for multiple students to access high-demand library materials by limiting checkout times to 4 hours or 4 days.

How do I limit checkout times? Use this form to place materials on Course Reserve, including personal copies or items that you would like the Libraries to consider purchasing.

Reserves in Canvas: To integrate your course reserve readings into Canvas, use our Course Reading List feature instead of the form above. Learn more

We can digitize! Upon request, we can digitize books, chapters, or articles from our physical collections. This allows students to access them via Course Reserves without borrowing a physical copy. These items are still available to only one student at a time, but digital access makes it easier to take turns using a copy. Please use this form to submit requests for physical materials to be digitized. Visit our Digital Course Reserves page to learn more.

How do students find Course Reserve items? It depends on where you put the items.  Students can visit Course Reserves to search for “traditional” Course Reserves. If you use the Course Reading List feature in Canvas, they can view the list of course reserve materials in Canvas next to your other required readings. 

For more information on all Course Reserves services, see the Course Reserves FAQ or contact reserves@jmu.edu.

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