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Library Course Reserves: Required Materials: Home

What’s a “Reserve”?

“Reserves” are typically required course readings or media. Items are often put on reserve by faculty members to ensure those items are easily accessible to students. Reserves or required material are high demand items.

Print Reserves

Print reserves refer to our collection of books and films which can be borrowed for a limited period within and outside the library buildings. These items are NOT requestable and are available on first come first serve basis

The primary physical collection is housed at the service point on the ground floor of Neilson Library. Other reserves based on subject area are at Josten or Hillyer Libraries. See the webpage for additional information.

*Note: for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 there will be no print reserves due to COVID-19.* Please see our Library Services during COVID-19 page for more info

Where are the E-reserves Located?

Using Moodle:

  • Log in with your Smith username and password.
  • Go to the course page of a course you’re enrolled in.
  • Click on Library Course Reserves - Required Materials.

Alternatively, you can look up materials directly by course number, name, instructor or subject on the Libraries course reserves list.

What Do We Do?

The Libraries’ reserves team supports faculty with print and electronic course materials, including books, chapters, films, and more.

  • We locate and acquire instructional course materials and readings for faculty upon request.
  • We create accessible, screen reader-compatible screens of readings using optical character recognition (OCR), ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  • We create copyright-compliant permalinks to resources licensed by the Libraries that can be shared with students via Moodle. 

Reserves Team

Matt Durand C.M. Flynn Micah Walter

Email us with any questions at