- Course Reserves are course-related required materials made available through the Campus Library. Items that may be placed on Course Reserve for a UWB/CC course include materials owned by the UW Libraries or the instructor.
- Requests should be submitted at least one week prior to the dates needed. Materials not readily available may take several weeks to arrive.
- Instructors may submit requests to place required materials on Reserve for their courses; optional materials may be processed as time permits.
- How to submit your scanning request
- Complete the Scanning Request Form or submit your personal or library materials to the Reserves Office. UWB and Cascadia faculty may use this form to request scans of book chapters or journal articles from materials owned by the UW Libraries for their UWB/CC courses.
- Consult Reserves staff for color scanning.
- Copyright Compliance
Books, media, and other materials owned by the UW Libraries or the instructor may be placed on physical Reserve.
- How to submit a request for physical Reserve
- Complete the Course Reserves Request Form or submit your request in person or via email.
- Submit your request at least one week prior to the dates needed. Include author, title, and call number information from the UW Libraries Search catalog. Materials not readily available may take several weeks to arrive.
- Materials owned by the instructor may be placed on Reserve at the owner's risk. Personal materials will be returned to the instructor via campus mail at the end of the quarter.
- Most required books for UWB courses (excluding Bothell School of Business) are automatically purchased for Reserve; required books for Cascadia are generally not purchased.
- Purchase recommendations for books and media materials not owned by the UW Libraries should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the dates needed and may be ordered through your subject librarian.
- Provide booking dates if films are needed on specific dates for class screenings.
- Materials from non-UW libraries, including those borrowed through Interlibrary Loan or Summit, may not be placed on Reserve.
- Book Reserve Loan Periods
- 2, 4, 24, and 72 hours
- Reserves staff may assign shorter loan periods to materials in high demand.
- Media Reserve Loan Periods
- 168-hours (7 days) for faculty if the item is on Reserve for your course
- 4-hours for faculty if the item is not on Reserve for your course
- 4-hours for staff and students
- No renewals.
- Faculty members may return Reserve materials to the Information Commons Desk for an additional checkout if items are needed longer.
- Instructors are responsible for fines accrued on overdue materials, including materials on Reserve for their own courses.
Licenses govern the use of electronic versions of UW-restricted materials. Links can usually be made to these resources; some licenses prohibit the use of copies (PDFs).
- How to request stable off-campus links
- Submit full citations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reserves staff can generally provide off-campus links to UW-restricted materials within 1-2 business days.
- How to create stable off-campus links
- Use links instead of copies (PDFs) for licensed materials to ensure copyright compliance. Instructions on how to create stable off-campus links to UW-restricted materials are located here.
- If you have further questions about creating stable off-campus links to UW-restricted materials or how to search for our electronic journals, please Ask Us or contact your subject librarian.
- E-books in the UW Libraries collection typically cannot be placed on course websites because they often have licensing restrictions that prevent multiple users from accessing the book at the same time or limit the overall number of times the item can be accessed. If you have questions about using an e-book for a class, please Ask Us or contact your subject librarian.
Streaming Media Pilot
- This pilot is limited to online, hybrid, and off-site UWB courses. If your request does not qualify to participate in the Streaming Media Pilot, please visit the Streaming Video Guide or contact your subject librarian.
Student work is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. You must have signed written permission before student work can be used.