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Overview of course reserve services
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Course Reserve Services

For Students

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If your instructor has placed course materials (books, articles, etc) on reserve in the library, you can search them below.

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You can also access the course reserves site online from anywhere.

Are all course reserves available online?

No, your instructor may also place DVDs, entire books, and audiotapes on the reserve shelf in the library. If your instructor has told you these materials are on reserve, click the link on your course's e-reserves page that says Material On Reserve in the Library to find the call number for the item you need. Bring the call number to the library reserves desk to request the item.

Are textbooks purchased for library reserves?

If an instructor places a reserves request for a textbook, the library will order one copy for student use in the library. In general, the library does not purchase textbooks because they usually lack long-term value for the collection.

For Faculty

The Libraries offer full service for online and reserve shelf materials. Simply provide a full citation for each item in the Course Reserve Request System and we do the rest. For e-reserves, you will receive a link that you can post in D2L or other course page. Material that is immediately accessible (i.e., owned by DePaul and not checked out) is usually available to students in 3 business days. If we need to order the material or recall it from a patron, it could take 2 weeks or more. Please be aware that there is a severe bottleneck of requests in the first week of classes, so first-week requests should be submitted by these deadlines:

Summer I 2012 May 11, 2012
Summer II 2012 June 15, 2012
Fall 2012 August 3, 2012
Winter 2013 December 1, 2012
Spring 2013 March 1, 2013

Please direct questions to your department or school's Course Reserves Contact. Digitization of CDs and DVDs Use the Digitization Request Form to get started. CDs or DVDs can be digitized for an online or face-to-face Course. Please fill out the form linked above. A library staff member will review the request for copyright compliance and forward an embedded code that can be placed in D2L. Please be advised that it can take up to four weeks for material to be ordered and digitized if the library does not own a copy.




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