Course reserves are items (textbooks, course packets, films, articles, etc.) that professors put behind the circulation desk or make available online for the class they are teaching.
Not all classes will have course reserves and the library does not have textbooks for every class. The library does not actively collect textbooks because of their cost and the number and frequency of editions.
To search for course reserves follow the link below and put in your class number, e.g. if you wanted to know what books or articles were on reserve for Sociology 100 you would type in SOC 100.
Who May Place Materials on Reserve?
Only class instructors may put materials on reserve for the classes they are teaching in a given semester.
How Do you Place Materials on Reserve?
The faculty member must complete a request form citing each item that is to be placed on Reserve in the library (including hard copy on shelves and digital copy online).
How Many Copies May be Placed on Reserve?
Faculty may submit up to five (5) copies of each item. Please note that providing copies (duplicate folders or personal books) is the responsibility of the instructor. The library is not able to provide photocopy service.
What May be Placed on Reserve?
While providing course reserves, the library complies with copyright law. For more information about the copyright at the University of Michigan please click the following link.