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Course Reserves

"Course Reserve" is a designation that the library applies to items in the collection, or instructor provided items, that have been identified as being used in current KPU courses. This is usually done by request initiated from instructors.

The Course Reserve collection is used to circulate high demand, course related items. Placing them on Course Reserve will help to ensure that students in a particular course have access to these items.

Course Reserves for Students

Go to the Library Catalogue and click on the Course Reserves link.

  • Search by your instructor's name or by your course name and number (for example CRIM 1234).
  • Give the title to the Service Counter staff and they'll get it for you from behind the counter.
At Langley, Richmond and Surrey Course Reserves are shelved behind the Library Service Counter. Ask Library Staff at the Service Counter to borrow.
At Cloverdale, the Course Reserve collection is open to the public.
  • Loan periods vary by item
  • Course reserves cannot be renewed
  • Holds are not permitted

Course Reserves for Faculty

Let library staff know if you want something from the KPU collection, or have something of your own, that you would like to make available to your students.

During peak periods, it may take 2 weeks for print materials to be added to the course reserve collection. 

Submit a Course Reserve Request Form.  If it is an item in our collection, library staff will pull it and place it on Course Reserve. If it is a personally owned item, bring your materials to the library Service Counter and tell staff they are for placement on reserve.

Textbooks issued with restrictions such as Instructor Edition or Instructor Review Copy cannot be placed on reserve. The work was provided free of charge solely for evaluation or pedagogical reasons.  For more information, see Copyright & You.

You can permanently link to specific articles in the library's research databases from your course web page and from the Library's Course Reserve Collection.

There are two options:

  1. Let the Library do it for you! Use our Link. Scan. Open. Service
    We'll provide the link for you to use in your Moodle site. 
  2. Manage the Link Yourself
    You can create own links to the articles in our research databases. The process for doing this varies between databases. How to create a link for various databases is in Moodle & Library Resources.

PDFs can be placed on e-reserve in special circumstances, but Linking to library resources is preferred. If you have a circumstance requiring an e-reserve, please note the details in the “Additional Instructions” field in the Course reserves request form.

The material must be copyright free or copyright cleared.  For example:

  • You are the author/creator including class & lecture notes, sample tests, etc.
  • Copyright permission has been obtained from the author/creator.

Note: if you just need a portion of an book put on reserve, consider our Link. Scan. Open. Service.

Go to the Library Catalogue and click on the Course Reserves link.  Search by instructor name or course.

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