Students: Accessing course reserves

Locate and access materials for a course by searching Chinook, the library catalog, using the button below.

Find Current Course Reserves

Educators: Placing materials on course reserve

For the Fall 2021 semester, course reserves will resume physical reserves in a limited capacity. For each course, up to 10 physical items may be placed on reserve and there is no limit for electronic items. All physical materials will be held at Norlin Library.

Electronic materials will continue to be prioritized and we highly encourage instructors to request e-materials for course reserves. Placing e-materials on reserve allows for easier access to assigned materials for students in the course. We will email the Chinook course listing, which includes links to the physical and e-materials on reserve, to place in your Canvas course site. As always, instructors can request materials for purchase through the course reserves form as well.

We will also continue to facilitate access to book chapter and article scans. Instructors may request scans via the course reserve form and we will deliver scanned book chapters and articles to you via the Libraries’ interlibrary loan system, ILLiad. You will then be able to download the PDF files from ILLiad and upload them to your Canvas course site. 

Please submit your requests as soon as possible, as it can take several weeks for items to be purchased or scanned. Thank you for understanding that the high volume of requests and limited staffing may increase turnaround times. Contact with questions.

Please complete our request form, below, with as much information as you can in order to help us fulfill your request. When prompted to login to Microsoft Office 365, please do so using your identikey username address (the first.last @ address will not allow you to log in).

Fall 2021 Course Reserve Request Form

Additional information for AV materials


Search across audio content (recommended), or search a specific database: 

If these databases do not include streaming access to a recording you need, our Media Conversion Services unit may be able to create a streaming version from a physical format that is either held in the Libraries or provided by you. 


To check for a specific film title, search across video content via OneSearch (recommended). You may also choose to search Kaltura via Canvas (you may need to first enable the Kaltura Media Gallery feature within Canvas and follow these search instructions for the Kaltura Media Gallery).

Additionally, see our Guide to Finding Film and Video.

If you are unable to locate the streaming video needed, our Media Conversion Services unit may be able to create a digital version from a physical format held in the Libraries (search the Chinook catalog) or provided by you.