Skip to main content

New Faculty: Course Reserves

Orientation information for new university faculty members on SU Libraries

Course Reserves

course reserves button as it appears on websiteSalisbury University faculty may submit materials to be placed on course reserve for the current or upcoming semester.

Physical copies are housed on the "reserve shelves" behind the Library Services Desk. These items are usually used in-library only and cannot be circulated outside the library. Materials can include library-owned books/DVDs which faculty would like students to share access to for the semester, as well as personal copies of resources which faculty bring in for students to use. Consider placing an extra copy of a course textbook on reserve. 

You may also share electronic articles or book chapters online on your course's Canvas/MyClasses page. For copyright management assistance, faculty should submit a request through the Course Reserves website before posting the material online. 

Upon receiving a request, Access Services staff will begin to process the order and seek copyright permissions, if needed. Complete bibliographic information for any request will facilitate the process and ensure that staff is seeking permissions for the correct item. Any incomplete fields on the request forms might delay processing.


If you have any questions or need assistance with Course Reserves, please contact:‚Äč

Cassy Lewis
Access Services Technician 

(410) 548-9184, or 548-2386 (Library Service Desk, GAC -- ask to be transferred)

Amy Jones 
Head of Access Services Department  
(410) 677-5478


Submission Deadlines

Reserve items should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester to ensure adequate time to process items and secure copyright clearance as needed.

Items are processed in the order requests are received, with additional priority given in the following order:

  1. off-campus online courses
  2. off-campus hybrid courses
  3. on campus face-to-face courses

All attempts are made to process materials promptly.

Submitting Requests

Image linked to the faculty reserves page. A picture of the Academic Commons with the text Faculty "Request materials to be put on reserve or get copyright clearance for materials placed online. Login to see your pending requests and re-submit existing items." with boxes below for "request item" "faculty login" "faculty FAQ" and "contact us"