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Course Materials

The library's role in facilitating or providing course materials is to ensure that we can provide access to as many course materials (textbooks, readings, video and audio) as possible. As we endeavor to make course materials both affordable and accessible for students, we hope that faculty will work with us to accomplish that goal. Please explore the services on this page to make course materials equally available for all of your students.


Search Physical Reserves

Request an Item for Purchase



Book chapters, journal articles, and other short text can be scanned and posted to Canvas as OCR-readable PDFs.

You may also request articles for courses through interlibrary loan.

On Physical Reserve

Books in the library's collection that are adopted as textbooks will be added to course reserves automatically. Books that fit the library's collection may also be requested for reserves. We will also place personal copies of textbooks on reserve. Reserves are processed in order of receipt. Please allow 24 hours for processing. Please contact Evonne Lawrence for more information.


We regularly match adopted textbooks with available library-licensed ebooks, which we can purchase and provide to your students free of charge, making textbooks more affordable and accessible. We can also work with faculty to identify and purchase library-licensed ebooks that match course needs, in place of expensive textbooks. Please contact Laurie Phillips for more information about availability.

Direct Links to Electronic Resources

The library relies on usage statistics to determine which journals to renew and which to cancel each year. Instead of uploading the PDF, provide a link to the article to ensure student usage is being recorded.

Streaming Video

Many of the films from the library's collection may be streamed. See the guide for more information and for the process of adding films to your Canvas course.

The library must own the material and have streaming rights. Personal copies and services such as Hulu or Netflix may not be used. If the library does not own a DVD, you can request that it be purchased for streaming. Even for films the library owns, streaming rights may need to be purchased or renewed. Budget constraints may require prioritization for films that require educational pricing and streaming rights.


General policies, including our statement on copyright and Fair Use