Course Reserves

Course Reserves is a vital student resource that sets aside course materials at the library and allows students to borrow course material for free. This allows students broad access to the materials needed to be successful in their courses. Maximizing access to these high use items minimizes the materials that must be student-purchased each quarter and increases engagement. Instructors may choose to place books, media, articles, and more onto Course Reserves.

Instructors: Please use the special Course Reserves for Instructors webpages created with information just for you!

Course Reserves reading lists reside on their Canvas course site. If your instructor created a reading list for the course, you’ll be able to access it by selecting “Reading List” from the left-side navigation bar. If “Reading List” doesn’t automatically appear in this bar, you may add it in your Canvas settings. If your instructor hasn’t created a reading list yet, please let library staff know and we will contact the instructor. Better yet, ask them yourself! Instructors are far more likely to create a reading list when they hear directly from their students.

Your Course Reserves reading list in Canvas is much more than a simple list. It is a dynamic tool that allows you to interact with the library and other students in your course.

Use the standard view of the reading list to see required or recommended readings or click on an individual citation to open an expanded view of that title. From there, link to electronic holdings or download a digital copy, “Like” titles that you found helpful, and participate in a “Student Discussion.

Course Reserves materials on the Davis campus are online-only. Students enrolled in courses that have created a Course Reserves reading list may access these materials via their Canvas course site only.

The Blaisdell Medical Library on the Sacramento campus offers a self-serve Reserves collection for the benefit of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and other Health Sciences graduate groups. 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.

Course Reserves materials are in high-demand and your fellow students rely on access to these materials. Therefore, all Reserves materials accrue overdue fines if not returned on time.

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Course Reserves (all units)