Services for Georgian Staff & Faculty

What are Course Reserves?

Course reserves are a collection of materials made available for your students through Page 1+ or on the course reserves shelf at your campus library. You specify which materials you want and the library will check them, place physical items on the course reserves shelf, or create the links with built in authentication protocols for secure access to digital materials.

Benefits for Faculty

  • Library will review all course reserves requests to Copyright compliance and work to resolve any concerns
  • Library will optimize scanned materials to improve accessibility wherever possible
  • Library will determine if print materials are available electronically and provide persistent links to improve access
  • Library will provide support and management of collection each semester

Benefits for Students:

  • Easy, simultaneous access to digital material by multiple students, both on and off campus
  • Options to print or save digital materials
  • Improved access to items on the course reading list (both digital and in print)
  • More equitable access to print/physical materials

What can be placed on reserve?


The following may be placed on reserve:

  • Library or personal copies of books
  • Items from the library database(s)
  • Photocopies of articles/chapters 
  • DVDs, videos or CDs
  • Study guides, study aid and workbooks 
  • Kits or models

Please see the Library's Reserve Policy for further details.

How long can an item be left on reserve?

Materials cannot be left on reserve indefinitely, however, items that are used across multiple semesters may be placed on reserve for up to three semesters and reviewed annually for renewals.

Returns of personal items placed on reserve may be held for you to pick up or may be shipped to your office depending on your preference.

Please note: This is an active, circulating collection and as such is monitored for use; physical items which have been dormant or a have a low record of use in the last academic year may be removed from the Reserve Collection. Due to space limitations, items not in use cannot be stored in the library for future semesters. 

How do I request a course reserve?

It's easy!

Send us an email to request articles, eBooks, book chapters, or media from the library's collection or something from your personal collection.

Request Course Reserves by email to

In your email, please include:

  • Your name and Georgian email
  • Course name, course code
  • Campus if requesting physical materials for the course reserve shelf
  • Semester
  • Item name
  • Type of item
  • The length of loan (for print/physical materials)
  • End date for the reserve (i.e. 2 wks, end of semester) 

Requests will receive a reply within 5 business days. There may be delays for items requested in the first three weeks of the semester due to a high volume of requests.

Still have questions?

Please Contact Course Reserves by email - with any questions.

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