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

  • Summer 2024:
    • May 8 for courses beginning in May or June
    • June 5 for courses beginning in July
  • Fall 2024: August 5

All services are initiated upon request from course faculty.

Electronic Reserves

The library’s eReserve system is integrated with Canvas. 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 Canvas 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


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

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

View course reserves on Catalyst


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

The MSE Library viewing room is now available to reserve for DVD viewings.

Make a viewing room reservation

Reserve staff will continue to provide access to licensed streaming format where it is available.


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

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

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.