Answered By: Tricia Carey
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2022     Views: 6

Q: How can I get access to course reserves/course readings through the library?
Answered by: Tricia Carey

Course Reserves is a service provided by the library to make course readings and audio-visual material available via Canvas. Faculty can initiate requests for e-books, scans, and streaming audio or video using the Course Reserves module of Canvas

Students can access readings and other materials “on reserve,” via the “Course Reserves” link on the left of the course website in Canvas. Other ways to find copies of course materials include: 

  • Use Scan and Deliver to request chapter or article scans of items that Yale Library owns. Look up the title in Quicksearch, then find the “Request scan of article / chapter” link. Log in with your Yale NetID and tell us which pages, chapter, or article you need. (Note that US copyright restrictions prevent scanning an entire work.)
  • Use interlibrary loan or BorrowDirect to request items not available at Yale Library.
  • Request Yale Library materials for delivery to home address. Look up the book title in Quicksearch. If the library owns a copy, it will be listed there. If it's an e-book, look for the access link ("Online book") and log in with your NetId to read it.  
  • Fill out a purchase request to request e-book versions of class materials be added to the Yale Library collection, if available. (In many cases publishers will not license e-versions of textbooks and other class materials to libraries.)

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