Course Reserves are housed at either Shields Library or the Carlson Health Sciences Library.  Instructors and TAs may place required and recommended reading on Course Reserves for use by themselves and students enrolled in their course.   Doing so maximizes access to these high use items and minimizes the materials that must be student-purchased.

Placement of materials onto Course Reserves is not automatic.  Instructors or TAs must submit lists for each quarter in order for materials to be placed onto Course Reserves.

Submit a Course Reserves Booklist to place materials on Course Reserves. This form will allow you to update previous lists or create a new list.

Reserves Lists will be processed in the order received. Booklists may take up to three weeks to process due to peak workload constraints, delays in retrieving loaned materials, or purchasing new material. To ensure Course Reserves materials are available to students by the beginning of classes, booklists should be received by:

  • the last Friday of August for Fall Quarter
  • the last Friday of November for Winter Quarter
  • the last Friday of February for Spring Quarter
  • the last Friday of May for Summer Session

If the library does not own the requested material, a collection development librarian will review the requested material for possible purchase. However, the library cannot guarantee that items will be purchased or a date by which they will be available for use.

Submit a Health Sciences Course Reserves Booklist to place materials on Course Reserves at the Carlson Health Sciences Library.  This form allows you to update previous lists or create  new lists.

  • To ensure Reserves readings are available by the beginning of classes, booklists should be submitted four weeks prior to a class start date.
  • If the library does not own the requested material, a collection development librarian will review the request for possible purchase; however, the library cannot guarantee that items will be purchased or a date by which they will be available.
  • Booklists may take up to three weeks to process due to peak workload constraints, delays in retrieving loaned materials, or purchasing and processing of new material.

Instructors may place copies of personally- or departmentally-owned materials on Course Reserves. The last name of the owner or owning department should be written on the inside front cover of all personal copies.

Personal copies must be picked up within one month of the end of the quarter otherwise these will be treated as donations to the library.

Please note, the UC Davis Library must abide by all U.S. copyright laws and campus policies. When placing personal copies on Course Reserves, be certain you have documented copyright permission for any derivative works in your collection.

Shields Library Reserves (530) 752‑2760
Health Sciences Library Reserves (530) 752‑1216