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Distance Library Services: Course Reserves

for distance students

Course Reserves Basics


SU Libraries recently transitioned to a new course reserves system. For additional information click here.

Course Reserves are materials that faculty set aside for limited check out periods (physical reserves) or online (e-reserves) to guarantee student access.

Normally, physical reserves do not circulate outside the library. E-reserves are generally available to students 24/7 for the duration of the semester and are password protected. Only students enrolled in a course will have access to the e-reserves for that course. Although students must physically come to the library to utilize physical course reserves, electronic materials may be accessed from any internet connection. Students must log in to their MyClasses pages where faculty may post eReserves (after copyright clearance from library staff) or links to open-access materials or to items already paid for by our database subscriptions.

Check out the Course Reserves start page where faculty can submit requests and find out about Reserves Policies and Procedures, and students can see what materials faculty have on reserve for their classes.

Reserves Contacts and Location

Course Reserves is a unit of the Access Services Department. Staff may be contacted at the Circulation Desk, which is located on the 1st Floor of Library near the entrance.

Hours: Reserves may be accessed by students during normal library hours (e-reserves may be accessed 24/7).

Faculty reserve requests are processed in the order that they are submitted.


Cassy Lewis, Reserves Assistant,

Amy Jones, Head of Circulation,