Course Reserve Services

Let us help you with your course readings. We will scan your materials for uploading to the reserve system and review your course readings to ensure:

  • copyright compliance
  • accessibility
  • ensure off-campus access



Requests submitted before the following dates will be ready in time for the first week of class:

  • Fall term: August 1
  • Winter term: December 1
  • Spring/Summer term: April 1


At the beginning of each term: 10-15 business days.

Reserve lists are processed in order of receipt. Please note: Due to the number of requests submitted before the beginning of each term, our policy is to process the first 3-4 weeks of readings initially, and then add the remaining readings in advance of the reading date.

At other times of the year: 1-2 business days


The default loan period on reserve items is three (3) hours. If you would like a longer loan period on select items (24 hours or 48 hours), please indicate this in ‘Special Instructions’.


In the ‘Special Instructions’ box, please indicate if any items are personal copies, which can be dropped off at the Ask Us desk. The Library is not responsible for the damage and/or loss of personal material placed on Reserve.


Materials that are copied for Reserve must be in accordance with the Copyright Act and the University’s Fair Dealing Policy.

Student access to course readings

Students can search for their course reserves from the library website. If you choose to add the Ares reserve system to your course site in Sakai, students will be able to access their readings directly from their course site.

Follow these instructions for adding Ares to your Sakai course site.