Supporting electronic and physical reserves for courses in Advanced Academic Programs, Carey Business School, Engineering for Professionals, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and Whiting School of Engineering.

Upcoming Submission Deadlines

Fall 2021: August 2, 2021

All services are initiated upon request from course faculty.

Electronic Reserves

The library’s eReserve system is integrated with Blackboard. The system organizes readings by course and creates indexing that you can search or sort by author and title; upon request Reserves staff will also organize your readings by assignment week, date, or topic. eReserves readings are available to faculty and enrolled students and may be accessed in two ways:

  1. From the course Blackboard site, click on the Ereserves link from the left side pane
  2. From the eReserves (Ares) site

Teaching Assistants

If you do not have access to eReserves for the courses you are assisting, please contact Reserve Services staff at reserves@jhu.edu.

Faculty

Should you use eReserves if you are using Blackboard? Consult our detailed Best Practice Guidelines: eReserves and Blackboard.

Formats supported in eReserves

  • book content up to 15% of a print book’s total length
  • ebooks where available
  • journal articles from licensed databases or print journals
  • streaming videos from licensed databases
  • open internet content determined to be public domain

Physical Reserves

Print Books

Required books only, available to borrow for short loans from the Library’s Service Desk. Staff are not able to support optional or other non-required books for Fall 2021.

Possible changes to the exceptional COVID-19 services offered during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters could impact scanning from required textbooks and secondary sources, and extra scanning from other assigned book sources. Requests for Fall 2021 that exceed “fair use” guidelines will be evaluated.

DVDs

Required films, available to borrow for short loans from the Library’s Service Desk. Staff are not able to support optional or other non-required films for Fall 2021.

The MSE Library viewing room will not be available to book at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. Reserves staff will provide streaming access to required films throughout the semester.  DVDs on reserve will offer an alternative to streaming and may be useful for individual or classroom viewings. Updates about the Library’s viewing room availability will post ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­later in the summer.


Submission

To request support from Reserves Services, faculty, teaching assistants, instructional designers, and academic department staff are welcome to send syllabi or reading lists to reserves@jhu.edu.

Please include information about your course and organize your assigned materials with full citations and assignment or viewing dates; remember to identify your book-based assignments with pages, chapter numbers or titles, or essay titles. Tell us about your preferences: translations, editions, subtitles versus no subtitles. If the library does not own what you want, we will do our best to acquire it. If you are teaching multiple sections, please inform Reserves staff.

Look at a snapshot of a sample syllabus

Reserves staff also make submission forms available; we recommend the forms for courses with five or fewer books, videos, or readings.

Are you teaching a course from a previous semester and using the same materials? Send us an email and tell us the course number and when you last taught the course. We will make the same materials available for the new semester.

Syllabus Submission Deadline

Fall 2021: August 2, 2021

If your syllabus or reading list is not ready by our suggested submission deadline, please feel welcome to share a working copy, especially of the first several weeks. Reserves staff prioritize work by assignment date and will look at your early-semester assignments first.

Meeting Reserves’ submission deadline gives Reserves staff the best chance to provide support that in turn meets your assignment and viewing requirements.