University of Connecticut

Reserve Request Instructions

Reserve Requests for physical materials are submitted from the Library Resources Page in your HuskyCT course site.

      • During this time of limited funding instructor’s are requested to draw Reserve materials, whenever possible, from the Library’s physical collections or from the instructor’s personal collection.  There is limited funding to purchase select items not already owned by the Library or the instructor.
      • Faculty teaching Spring 2016 classes can avoid processing delays by submitting their reserve requests AT LEAST two weeks before the date they are needed on your syllabus.
      • Please note: Reserve requests needed during the two weeks prior to the start of the semester and the first two weeks of the semester may not be filled by the date needed if not submitted well in advance of this time period.
      • Faculty requesting streams we don’t own should allow one semester’s lead time. Priority for acquiring new streaming video is given to online, blended, and distance learning classes.

Follow these steps to make your reserve requests for books, DVD’s, scores or other physical material:

      1. Request your HuskyCT course in PeopleSoft if you or your department have not already done so.
      2. Once your HuskyCT course site is available to you, log in to HuskyCT and click on the class you want to add reserve items to.
      3. Click on Library Resources in the left column menu. If prompted, choose the appropriate semester then click Submit.
      4. From the left column menu click on Add Reserve Items, and then on the appropriate icon for the type of item you wish to add. Complete the form, red asterisked items are required, then click submit.
      5. To import reserve items from a previous class, click on Library Resources in the left column menu then click on the class you want to import reseve items from. Uncheck any items you don’t want then Single click the Import button one time only.

Uploading chapters complying with copyright and fair use as well as linking to articles, ebooks, and streams in HuskyCT are the responsibility of the instructor.  See the Chapter, Article, Audio page for details.

For more information on how to use the new system go to this website:

If you’ve been using Library Resources for a while and are puzzled by some aspects of it, check out these frequently asked questions.