The library provides students with controlled access to course-related material in high demand. Reserves materials may include:
- Books or other print material
- Durable links to subscription-based electronic journals, ebooks, and other online resources (licensed to the University)
- Links to web resources
- Scanned book chapters in Blackboard (please refer to Copyright Guidelines)
- 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 Reserve Requests
- Consult with your Liaison Librarian with collections-related questions.
- Submit your request at least one month prior to the beginning of each semester, to ensure your materials are available to students on time.
- Ensure your submissions are complete and accurate. Include: course name and code, semester, and loan period (2hrs, 24hrs, or 72hrs)
- Submit your reserves request via email with a Word attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Readings in Blackboard
- Your course syllabus in Blackboard or your website can be enhanced with web links (durable links) to full text resources, if available, or to a catalogue record.
- The library can scan excerpts from books for Blackboard posting (please refer to Copyright Guidelines).
- Contact your Liaison Librarian for a range of support options for Blackboard.
Making Stable Links
Need to make stable links to materials offered by UofT? Use Onesearch (Summon) - just type in the article title, select your item and click on "get a short URL for this item" link at top right.
Not listed? Use Article Finder. It provides stable links to books, too.
Request Audiovisual Materials
Need audiovisual material not held in our collection?