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Course Reserves and e-Reserves

The DePaul University Libraries offer full service for online and reserve shelf materials. Course reserves are materials (books, articles, etc.) that are placed on reserve at the library front desk. E-reserves are a type of course reserve that can be accessed online. These course reserve and e-reserve services include:

  • Assistance in finding articles and other materials (such as articles, books, DVDs, etc.)
  • Assistance in posting materials for easy online access
  • Managing and facilitating copyright concerns

Why Use Course Reserves and e-reserves

There are numerous reasons to use course reserves and e-reserves, such as:

  • We want to include course materials that are not commonly available such as out of print works, journal articles, DVDs, etc.
  • We are not satisfied with available textbooks for the course we’re teaching
  • We want students to read just one chapter from a book
  • We want to minimize student expenses
  • We want clean, professionally scanned, and legally provided copies of PDFs
  • We want a centralized place to access course readings
  • We want to simplify the process of identifying course materials for the next time we teach the course

University Libraries Course Reserve and E-reserve Links