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Access Course Reserves Readings

By Loyola University on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 13:40

Get Reserves Through Interlibrary Loan

As you begin the semester, check your course syllabi to make sure that you can access the readings for all of your classes. Many of them will rely on textbooks and digitized readings available through Canvas. However, some professors may also have placed physical print items on reserve at the library.

To maintain everyone's safety, Monroe Library is not currently lending items that circulate widely under normal conditions. Instead, we are distributing those items digitally. To have an item on physical reserve sent to you digitally, just order it through our interlibrary loan system (ILLiad) using the instructions below.

If you're not sure whether your professor has placed any print (non-digitized) readings on reserve, check the physical reserves holdings in the library catalog by looking under their last name or the course name. (BTW: Professors like it when you remember their names!)


Professors With Course Reserves


To access a reading from a book on reserve at the library, you need to fill out a request using ILLiad.

  1. If you’ve never used ILLiad before, click “Create New Account” to sign in.
  2. After signing in, click “New Requests” → “Chapter from Reserves Book”
  3. Fill in your request including your professor’s name, the title on reserve, and the pages or chapters needed.
  4. Materials will be delivered electronically through your ILLiad account. 

Find out more about requesting materials online.