Required and recommended course reading material is placed on Course Reserves upon instructor request. Doing so maximizes access to these high use items and minimizes the materials that must be student-purchased. Materials that may be on reserve for a class include textbooks, articles, lecture notes, case studies, previous exams, and other supplementary readings. Media Booking is also available, and enables instructors to reserve library media for specific times.

Course Reserves materials may be borrowed from the Shields Library Circulation Desk.  The Carlson Health Sciences Library and Blaisdell Medical Library offer a self-serve Reserves collection for the benefit of School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and other Health Sciences graduate groups.  You can view and check availability of materials directly in Canvas.

At Shields Library, please bring a completed call number slip to the Circulation Desk in order to borrow Course Reserves materials.  A Student ID, Employee ID, or a validated library card is required to borrow materials.

You can also check the availability of materials via course (ex., LIB 101), instructor, or title through the Course Reserves Search. Please note that the space between the department code and course number is required.

Course Reserves materials have limited loan periods of 2-hours to 1-day.  BML Reserves materials have limited loan periods and permissions of 2-hours to 4-weeks.  Reserves materials with an hourly loan period may be borrowed overnight if the normal due date/time falls during hours that the library is closed; these materials will due back the following day, one hour after opening.

All Reserves materials accrue overdue fines if not returned on time.

Requests may be placed on Course Reserves materials that are checked out.  Users will be notified once the material becomes available.  2- and 4-hour Course Reserves items will be held for 30 minutes only.

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What to Know About Course Reserves

Course Reserves maximizes access to high use items and minimizes the materials that must be student-purchased each quarter. The library’s Course Reserves system manages Course Reserves from within Canvas. Instructors, ...

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Learning to Use the Course Reserves System as an Instructor or Department Assistant

This page contains videos and supporting documentation for using Course Reserves as an Instructor.  For questions, please contact library staff at coursereserves@ucdavis.edu or check out our quick start guides ...

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Booking Media Items for Classroom Use or Prep

Place a Booking request to guarantee that needed videos and other media are available on the days needed for classroom viewing and preparation.  When on Course Reserves, only the instructor ...

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Accessing Course Reserve Material in Canvas

This page contains instructions for accessing Course Reserves material in Canvas.  For questions, please contact library staff at coursereserves@ucdavis.edu. ...

Course Reserves (all units)