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Electronic Reserves

Journal articles, book chapters, and other materials may be placed on electronic reserve by either scanning the item to create a pdf file, linking to a URL, or linking to one of the library's electronic databases.

These types of items will be accessible for viewing and printing from the reserve system via the library web page, or through your Moodle course page.


When a faculty member wishes to place an item on e-reserve, either a hard copy, a URL, or an electronic resource (pdf or Word document) must be provided along with a full bibliographic citation and a completed Reserve form. Web form or Paper form (printable PDF). For items that must be scanned, we also ask that instructors provide us with a clean photocopy of the pages of the book/article to facilitate the process.

Complete instructions concerning how you want the document cited should be provided (e.g. Article/Chapter Title, Journal/Book Title, Syllabus Reference).

Either the library or the faculty member must own an original copy (not a photocopy) of any item to be scanned in order to comply with copyright requirements and fair use guidelines. No more than 10% of a book may be used.

When submitting multiple items for e-reserve processing, indicate the priority you need to have them entered.

Documents may be sent to along with the bibliographic citation and course information.

Please allow two (2) working days (Monday-Friday) for e-reserve processing.

One (1) hard copy provided by faculty member will be kept in the e-reserve file by course as a back-up.