Course Reserves is now open for winter 2021 requests

The Library's Course Reserve Service supports teaching and learning by providing access to required and supplementary course materials to students.

We are now accepting requests for winter 2021. Please note that with classes being taught online and students studying remotely, the Library’s Course Reserve Service will be for digital and online materials only. The library will not be providing a short term lending service for print and physical format materials in winter 2021. Curbside lending is not a viable or safe option for high demand course readings when students are working remotely.

As such, we are asking Instructors to avoid relying on the Library’s print collection when planning for winter. Please consider using materials from the Library’s digital collections.  Where copyright allows (or copyright permissions can be obtained), the course reserves team can digitize book chapters and excerpts (not entire books). The course reserves team can also license eBooks when they are available.

Please note that commercial textbook publishers  do not license textbooks to libraries. If you decide to use a textbook from a commercial publisher, there is a very good chance we will not be able to provide access to it, the only option will be for students to purchase the textbook.

Digitization of print and obtaining copyright permissions adds time to the processing of your requests, in consideration of this we urge you to start submitting your requests as soon as possible. Our staff are beginning to work on requests now to ensure that requests are ready for the start of the semester.

If you are planning to use films in your course for the winter term, please reach out to our staff as they can assist with locating titles.

To get started, submit your course outline/reading list to: Library_Reserves@carleton.ca. If you have had material previously on reserve in Ares, please send an email to the same address with the details. Library staff will review the lists and let you know what we can make available electronically. In cases where materials are not available electronically we can provide advice on finding alternatives.