Reserve request processing for the spring term is underway at Brock University Library.
To ensure your students have access to their spring course materials, we encourage you to submit reading lists by March 29, 2021.
An instructor self-serve option is also available, providing flexibility to instructors who wish to do this work themselves. All self-submissions will get a final check for copyright compliance, and will then be active for students.
An important consideration: print reserve materials remain unavailable for spring 2021 courses.
Several alternatives to print resources are available including the creation of course-specific online packs. The Reserves team is ready to work with you to develop these for your students. More information about non-print options is available. Liaison Librarians are also available to help you identify alternate resources.
The E-Textbook Challenge.
Providing digital access to some textbooks may be hindered by the textbook publishers because most textbooks are not available to libraries in any format other than print. Most of the major textbook publishers — Pearson, Cengage, Houghton, McGraw Hill, Oxford University Press Canada Textbooks, Elsevier Imprints, Thieme — do not sell e-textbooks to libraries. This means that for courses that have adopted textbooks from these publishers, students who do not purchase the textbook have no alternative access to the textbook contents.