University Library DePaul Library

What Course Reserves services are available at this time?

We will continue to provide online course reserves services to support fall classes. Please submit all requests in the Course Reserves System.

All course reserves requests will be filled via e-resources and electronic delivery methods per our Temporary E-Preferred Policy. Physical reserves have short check-out periods and high turnaround which is not conducive to quarantine between uses. Books cannot be quickly sanitized without risk of damage at this time. No physical materials will be placed on reserve for the fall quarter. Please continue to submit requests for reserve books through the Course Reserves System, and we will purchase unlimited or multi-user e-books whenever possible.

Scanning of book chapters, articles and other materials for fall quarter courses resumed when limited library staff returned to campus this summer. While helping faculty prepare for fall courses is a top priority, we do anticipate extended turnaround, especially for materials that we don’t already own and need to acquire. We appreciate your patience.

If you have any questions about course reserves, please email us at If in doubt about a specific resource for your class, submit a request and library staff will do our best to find a way to access it for you. If we are unable to fill your request, please contact your department's library liaison for assistance with alternative course reserve options.

Visit our course reserves guide for more info.

I'd like to show a film in my summer quarter class. What are my options?

Digitization of A/V materials has resumed. If you would like to include a specific  film in your fall course reserves, please submit a request via the Course Reserves System. Reserves staff will check if this content has already been digitized or attempt to license a streaming version of the film for your class. If a digital or streaming option is not already available, the library will work to acquire a copy of the DVD and digitize it for your class.

Explore our streaming video collections to see some of the content we already have available. Need help locating materials? Contact your department's librarian liaison.