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Course Materials

  Document scanning  Place a book on reserve  Search physical reserves  Stream a library DVD  Book purchase request  DVD purchase request

The library seeks to provide access to as many course materials (textbooks, readings, video and audio) as possible. Please see our policies for restrictions.

Book Chapters and Articles

  • Book chapters, journal articles, and other short text can be scanned and posted to Canvas as OCR-readable PDFs. Request scanning using this Google Form.
  • You may also request scans of articles and book chapters for courses through interlibrary loan.
  • For articles and book chapters in library databases, please use direct links instead of uploading PDFs. This ensures we can accurately gauge usage when determining whether to renew journal subscriptions. Consult our guide on adding direct links.

Physical Reserves

  • Books that fit the library's collection may be requested for reserves. Request for purchase using this Google Form.
  • We will also place personal copies of textbooks on reserve. Use this Google Form or come the front desk of the library to fill out a paper form. Reserves are processed in order of receipt. Please allow 24 hours for processing.
  • Books in the library's collection that are adopted as textbooks will be added to course reserves automatically.
  • Please contact Evonne Lawrence for more information.


  • We regularly match adopted textbooks with available library-licensed ebooks, which we can purchase and provide to your students free of charge, making textbooks more affordable and accessible. We can also work with faculty to identify and purchase library-licensed ebooks that match course needs, in place of expensive textbooks. Please contact Laurie Phillips for more information about availability.

Streaming Video

  • Many of the films from the library's collection may be streamed. See the guide for more information and for the process of adding films to your Canvas course.
  • For DVDs that we own but that are not in the Kaltura Shared Repository, please fill out this form
  • Films in the Kaltura Shared Repository can be added to your course. See this guide.
  • If the library does not own a DVD, you can request that it be purchased for streaming.
  • Personal copies and services such as Hulu or Netflix may not be used.
  • Budget constraints may require prioritization for films that require educational pricing and streaming rights.