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Course Reserves and Syllabus Service


The Course Reserves and Syllabus Service makes online, print, and media resources available to students to support the curriculum.

Physical resources for course reserves include books, course textbooks, and films for in-class viewing and borrowing, which can be placed on short term loan in the library reserves. Loan periods include 2hrs, 24hrs, and 72hrs.

The Syllabus Service provides access to electronic resources, respecting the U of T’s license agreements with publishers/vendors, the Canadian Copyright laws, and the University’s Copyright Fair Dealing Guidelines (November 2012).

Tel: 905.828.5236


Syllabus Service

The UTM Library will:

  • Review your course reading list for the copyright “fair dealing” provisions
  • Enhance syllabus with stable links to licensed and open access online resources
  • Scan materials and create accessible files ready to be posted on Quercus, or a similar password-protected course management system
  • Place physical items, such as books or films, on library reserves for the duration of the course.


Course Reserves materials may include:

  • Books or other print material
  • UTM owned media (videos, CDs, and artifacts)
  • Course textbooks

Please note that we may not be able to place on Reserves some materials belonging to other U of T Libraries.


Submitting Reading Requests

To ensure that the readings are available to students on time, the syllabus/reading list has to be submitted at least one month before the beginning of each semester and must contain the following information:

  • The course name, course code, semester, and number of students in the course
  • Instructor’s name and contact.
  • Full bibliographic citation, including the year of publication and pagination.
    • Ensure your submissions are complete and accurate. Include: course name and code, semester, and loan period (2hrs, 24hrs, or 72hrs).
  • Which readings on the syllabus need to be scanned and which have already been scanned.
  • For films to be shown in class, date of the viewing.


Request Audiovisual Materials

Submit a form to request audiovisual materials.