Faculty - Library Reserves

  • Use the Library Reserves section in Canvas to create a course materials list and place all requests. 
    • Library staff will automatically locate or generate digital copies of requested materials and link them to your list.
    • We encourage you to include items that you know the library does not own; we'll figure it out. 
  • Requests for book scanning can take up to 4 weeks.
    • Harvard Library's Course Reserves page gives additional guidance on turnaround times and access options, as well as the request process.
  • If the Library Reserves section is not visible in your Canvas course, here are instructions on how to make it visible or contact instructionaltechnology@dce.harvard.edu to have the tool turned on. 
  • Plan Ahead. We give priority to requests submitted by these dates:
    • Fall term: August 1
    • J-term: November 15
    • Spring term: December 1
    • Summer term: May 15
  • You will find Video Guides and Guided Tours in the question mark (?) menu option once you select Library Reserves within your Canvas course. 
  • Email reserves@harvard-as.libanswers.com with any questions.

Students - Library Reserves

  • Access online course reserves through Canvas.