Course Reserves


Find materials that have been placed on reserve for your courses by searching:

  • Course code (ex: HIST or HIST 385)
  • Instructor’s last name
  • Title
  • ISBN (ex: 9781118903735)



Please use this form to submit requests for physical materials to be added to your course(s). Requests can be for materials owned by JMU Libraries, items to be purchased by the library (no textbooks), and your personal copies of items. Instructors may also submit course reserve material lists to

We encourage instructors to make use of online resources whenever possible.

Instructors will also have the ability to opt in to a pilot Course Reserve Reading List platform which is integrated into Canvas for the Fall 2022 semester. More information about how to participate in the pilot is forthcoming.

Additional information specific to course reserves can be found on our FAQ page or feel free to email

Request scanned materials: Submit requests for scanning services to make chapters or sections of library materials available for use in Canvas.

Looking to request a streaming video to be placed in your Canvas course? Visit the Online Instructional Use of Media Collection page.