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Course Reserves

Course Reserves

For faculty: When possible, submit assigned course materials requests at least three weeks in advance. Reserve requests are processed in the order received.

The Course Reserve Flowchart is a guide to help you determine what can legally be placed on course reserve for in-person, hybrid, and online courses, with links to web pages that have more detailed information.

Before submitting a request, please consult the Library catalog to see if the item you are assigning is already accessible electronically via a direct link to a database. If it is, you may simply link to it in your course’s HuskyCT site. (See Stable Linking to Electronic Resources.)

To submit Course Reserve requests please email with the following information:

  • Title of book/video or other identifying information
  • Course number and course name
  • Department
  • Campus
  • Date Needed
  • Semester(s) assigned


To increase access to Course Reserves, the library has an e-preferred model (e.g., videos will be obtained as streams when available, books as e-books with simultaneous user permissions when available).

If we cannot obtain electronic access to the item, we will follow up with the instructor to put a physical version (either a Library-owned copy or the instructor’s personal copy) on Course Reserve.

Articles from journals or chapters from books not owned by either the Library or the instructor will require purchase through the Copyright Clearance Center. Please submit a Course Reserve request as described above for these items.

In accordance with our Collection Development Policies, the library generally does not acquire traditional textbooks. However, instructors can submit personal copies to be kept at their campus’s circulation desk as a Course Reserve item. Please contact your campus’s Reserve Services Staff to inquire about personal copies and relevant policy.

For any additional questions, please contact your campus’s Reserve Services Staff.