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Faculty may place materials such as library owned books, photocopied articles, exams, media, and their own material in the Reserve collection. Loan periods range from 3 hours to 1 week. Faculty owned material will be subject to library labeling. Please submit requests early as new books purchases for the Reserve Collection take from 6–8 weeks.

To place items on reserve, print and complete a Reserve Material Request Form [PDF, 14 kb], also available from the Service Desk of your Campus Library. Submit it, together with selected material, to the Service Desk. Once the material is available for circulation your students will be able to locate your course reserves either by Instructor Name or by Course name and code, e.g. COMM 3200 in the Library Catalogue.


Faculty can arrange for certain materials to be placed on electronic reserve to be available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Electronic reserve materials that can be linked to your Course Reserve record include:

  • Journal articles
  • Course readings
  • Former exams
  • Class notes

In the case of journal articles or selected course readings, the library will try to obtain permission from the copyright holder in order to post the reading. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for this process. Your department may be asked to share copyright costs.

Full-text articles in databases to which the library subscribes can be linked to Course Reserve Records.

To place materials on electronic reserve print and complete the Electronic Request Form [PDF, 15 kb] and bring it to the Service Desk of your Campus Library. For further information, contact us at 604-432-8370 or by email.