University Library DePaul Library

What Course Reserves services are available at this time?

We will continue to provide online course reserves services to support summer and 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. For reserve books, we will purchase unlimited or multi-user e-books whenever possible.

Scanning of book chapters, articles and other materials for fall quarter courses has resumed as limited library staff return 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?

If you have a specific film in mind, 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.

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.

Digitization of A/V materials will resume this summer for fall quarter courses. We anticipate delays as we work through our backlog with limited staff on-site and appreciate your patience.