Access Services

Course Reserve Services for Faculty

The Course Reserves maintains a collection of reserve materials chosen by instructors to support their courses. During the pandemic (COVID-19), the University Library offers instructors and students the use of 'virtual' reserve services. Students can access reserve materials, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week from any internet-connected computer.

Faculty Scanning: If the books you need is available only in print and the library currently owns it, Access Services staff can scan a limited number of pages (within Fair Use guidelines). You may then post the scans to your Blackboard course or the library staff can do it for you. Please fill out this form for any scanning needs:

Personal copies of materials: If you have loaned the library a personal copy of your course materials (e.g., textbooks, DVDs, etc.) and would like us to return them to you, contact Leslie Jones at Leslie will remove course materials from the reserve collection and make arrangements with you to return them. 

How to add New Course Reserve Material (eBooks & Articles): The library will purchase eBook versions of textbooks whenever possible

  • After you set up your adoption with the bookstore and contact your subject librarian to help find additional digital materials such as electronic articles & eBooks, you can place them on course reserves services.
  • Please follow the faculty guidelines.
  • Fill out the Faculty Reserve Request Form to place materials on reserves.

How to find eBooks that are on Course Reserves:

  • Click on the featured link “Course Reserves” from the library website and enter the Course or Instructor Name.
  • Provided by the Affordable Learning Initiative, a list of textbooks for the current semester is available to students from the library eBook collection.

Coming soon: Using the textbook list from the Bronco Bookstore, ebooks that the library owns have been linked to the course reserve reading lists for the current semester.

Kanopy Stream videos Streaming video content at the CPP Library can be added to your course reserve reading list and/or Blackboard. 

How To Link Library resources to your Blackboard course:

The best method to provide students with off-campus access to online library resources is to use persistent links, proxy links, and Permalinks.  Click on the guide: Teaching with E-resources