Course reserves - Faculty requests

Faculty only

The course reserve service for faculty makes online and print resources available to students to support current courses, within U of T copyright guidelines. Tips for creating effective course reading lists.

Online resources

We will embed online course readings into the Blackboard Library Course Reserves module, including:

  • links to online articles and other Internet resources
  • scanned pages from books
  • links to print titles in the catalogue

To request course readings to be posted to Blackboard, email the course syllabus to Note: As we receive many requests for readings to be posted to Blackboard, required readings are given priority. For recommended readings, we will make sure that there is at least one copy in the University of Toronto library system.

To access the readings, students select the Library Course Reserves option on their Blackboard My Page.

Screen shot of where to find course reserves on the portal homepage

Student view of reading list:

Screenshot of student view of course reserves

Print books

  • At least 6 weeks before the start of your course, complete a request form or get a Course Reserve Loan Request form at the Information and Reference Desk. Or  e-mail your reading list or a request, including the course title, code, title and author, to
  • Please note that we do not place on reserve books from other U of T Libraries.
  • We review items on course reserve every year and will contact you before the start of the semester.

Copyright quick facts

Scanned materials such as portions of published books and articles not available electronically must meet copyright requirements.

Visit the University of Toronto Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office website for more information

Questions related to copyright - Please contact:

Photograph of Adriana Sgro  Adriana Sgro
  Team Lead for Access Services, UTSC Library

   OR  Your UTSC Liaison Librarian