Find course reserves (students)
Students can find reserve items through their course Canvas page. Reserve materials are in the Library Course Page tab on the left side of the page. For help, review our Frequently Asked Questions on accessing course reserves.
Make course readings available (instructors)
Health Sciences instructors can place materials on reserve to increase their accessibility to students.
Reserves staff works with instructors to give access to the physical or digital materials they request, including materials not currently owned by the Libraries.
If you are part of another U of M college or school, visit the University Libraries Course Reserves page.
Reserves placement process
Use the Course Materials Request Form or email [email protected] to place items on reserve. Find additional details in the online reserve information for faculty and reserves frequently asked questions webpages.
Include the following information when you place a request:
- Course name and number
- Instructor's name and email
- List of materials with full citations to be placed on reserve. List the citations in the order you would like for them to appear, such as by week, module, or alphabetical order. Attach a Google Doc or Microsoft Word document for longer lists. There is a limit of 100 items per course.
Deadlines and procedures
- The deadline for Spring 2020 is Friday, December 18, 2019.
- Requests are accepted past the deadline, but late requests may not be available on the first day of class.
- Requests are processed in the order that they are received.
Copyright and fair use for course reserves
Applications of fair use are predicated on the Libraries' General Principles of Fair Use in Education, and require access controls that restrict access to reserve materials to only registered students and their instructors.
Whenever copyrighted works are used for course reserves under the provisions of Fair Use (Section 107), instructors are responsible for the following:
- All materials used support course-related teaching, scholarship, or research.
- Determination, on a case-by-case basis, whether the use of a copyrighted work requires permission or qualifies as fair use. University Libraries staff will provide consultation assistance in evaluating the qualification of any specific use as a fair use. In addition an online tool is available to document the fair use analysis.
- When permissions are needed, instructors or their departments are expected to make arrangements for permissions.
- Whenever copying original materials is involved, whether the copies are made by instructors or by the library, only the amount needed to accomplish the specific educational purpose should be copied. In consultation with library staff, instructors will determine any limits on the amount of material to be used.
See the University Libraries' copyright standards for course reserves for more details and general conditions.
Daytime Student Supervisor
Health Sciences Course Reserves Coordinator
The reserves deadline for Spring 2020 is Friday, December 19, 2019.