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Library Reserves

Access Library Reserves

Access the Library Reserves system from your Canvas course site.  Direct-access is also available.

Access your course list

The Library Reserve system's entry page displays all lists associated with your account.

  • Courses being taught this term.
    • Reading list templates are automatically created by the system and linked to your Canvas course.
    • Missing a course? Verify Banner has you listed as the Instructor. If not, please contact the Registrar's office.
  • Recent courses (past two years) for which the Library processed your reserve reading request.
    • To reuse a list from the past two years, please email
    • Note that older lists might be empty, particularly for courses taught remotely for which only electronic reserves were available.  Our previous system's reserves lists included only physical items, with electronic reserves - scanned documents (PDFs) and URLs - linked from a separate area in Canvas.
  • Lists you've created independently in the Library Reserves system (via "Add List" button) that have not been mapped to a course.

Your course list's name

Your course list's name is automatically generated and matches the course code in Canvas and Banner. Please do not change.

You may add a list Description by clicking on the three dots to the right of the Title.

Leganto List Edit


List Sections

Each course list has a default section "Library Research Guide(s)," pre-populated with associated library research guides.


We recommend you create a new section where you will add course readings, rather than including them in the default research guide section. You may name the section as you wish (Resources, Required Readings, Week One, etc.).  You may add additional sections as well.



Set course list parameters & view co-editors

  • Within your list, select Notes to reserves staff from the right-hand pane and input your preferred loan period and reserve desk location for physical reserve items. (see details below)
  • Add list editors in Canvas (Reading List Editors, a read-only pane): If Administrative Assistants or other support staff will be helping to create your title lists, please add them to your Canvas course, with a user role of "Designer", "TA", or "Teacher". The Canvas authorization carries through to the Library Reserves system. It may take a day for the authorization to update. Their names show here when the systems have synced.

Course Reserves Physical Items: Shelving Location

Where should the physical texts on reserve be held?
Please use Library Reserve's Notes to reserves staff (right-hand pane) to indicate where your reserve items will be shelved for the term.  Students will be able to ask for the materials at that library's Circulation Desk.

In the top right pane Notes to reserves staff, please specify:

  • On physical reserve at Baker-Berry Library
  • On physical reserve at Dana Library
  • On physical reserve at Feldberg Library
  • On physical reserve at Matthews-Fuller Library

and then click SUBMIT COMMENT button



Course Reserves Physical Items: Loan Length

Please tell library staff how long the books on physical reserve for the course should circulate.

In the top right pane Notes to reserves staff, please specify:

  • 2-hour loan
  • 4-hour loan
  • 24-hour loan

And then click SUBMIT COMMENT button.