University Library DePaul Library

What Course Reserves services are available at this time?

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

Note that we are experiencing an unusually high volume of course reserves requests and will process your requests as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience.

  • Visit our guide for more info:
  • For reserve books, we will purchase e-books whenever possible.
  • Due to concerns for the safety of our staff, we are not currently able to access our physical collections to digitize films or scan books or articles. Please submit your requests as usual and we will post course reserves materials that are:
    • currently available in our online journals and databases
    • have been scanned or digitized for courses in prior quarters (contact us for a list)
    • are freely available online
    • items we own and can acquire digital copies through interlibrary loan

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.

I'd like to show a film in my spring 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.

We are not able to digitize DVDs for streaming while the library is closed.

Explore our Streaming Video collections to see some of the content we already have available: