Course Reserves

Course Reserves are physical items (books, media, manipulatives) or electronic content (PDFs, streaming video) by which instructors supplement their courses. Physical items are put on reserve at one of the three library branches, such as Cooper Library; electronic content can be found through the eReserves webpage linked within Canvas.

Finding Reserved Materials

Use the links below to access materials that have been placed on reserve for your course.

Placing Materials on Reserve

Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, physical reserves will not be available during the Fall 2020 semester. While we realize their importance in supplemental classroom instruction, our decision is based on the safety of our patrons and staff along with our inability to quarantine items sufficiently for high use and high turnaround items. Further assistance in locating materials for course development can be provided by contacting one of our subject liaisons. Additionally, our Open Educational Resources Librarian can assist in finding free or low cost materials for classroom use. Finally, eReserves are available and can often offer a high-quality alternative to print reserves. Please note that eReserves are subject to copyright compliance and availability. Contact us for more information or assistance.

Instructors can reserve physical items (books, media, or objects) or electronic content (PDFs, streaming media) for their students by class. These materials can either be Libraries-owned or personal instructor copies. Fill out the Course Reserve Request Form at the bottom of the page, and materials will be accessible to your students within 24-48 hours.Electronic Reserves are found through the eReserves webpage linked through the Library Resource tool in Canvas. Contact your Subject Librarian to add streaming media to your eReserve. To view streaming media already available, visit the below platforms:


  • Form: Request Items for Course Reserves

    • Course Information

    • Reserve availability * Required
    • Example: ENGL 1010 BIOL 2010 MGT 4950
    • Contact Information

    • Professor's Name * Required
    • Personal reserve materials will be returned to this address at semester end.
    • Reserve Selection * Required
      Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, physical reserves will not be available during the Fall 2020 semester. While we realize their importance in supplemental classroom instruction, our decision is based on the safety of our patrons and staff along with our inability to quarantine items sufficiently for high use and high turnaround items. Further assistance in locating materials for course development can be provided by contacting one of our subject liaisons. Additionally, our Open Educational Resources Librarian can assist in finding free or low cost materials for classroom use. Finally, eReserves are available and can often offer a high-quality alternative to print reserves. Please note that eReserves are subject to copyright compliance and availability. Contact us for more information or assistance.
    • Items for Reserve

    • Click the plus to add additional rows. Please key in only one item per row. Title and call number are required when requesting Library materials. Title is required for faculty owned material.

      The Clemson Libraries comply with all copyright laws and expects instructors to understand and follow all appropriate copyright laws. Information on copyright may be found by visiting our Copyright Guide. You may also refer to a fair use checklist for eReserves not currently available as an eResource through the Cooper Library Catalog or an open access repository.
      Title/Citation (include page numbers)Call # (optional)