Course Reserves and Requests

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:

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.

    •    Stable Links for Articles video

Not listed? Use Article Finder. It provides stable links to books, too.

Request Audiovisual Materials