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Course Reserves -- For Cadets

Course reserves are readings or other resources required or recommended by a faculty member for the students in a given course. These can be in electronic form -- eBooks, streaming video, online journal articles, etc. -- or in print form, such as printed books and DVDs.


Most course reserves are now posted on your course's Canvas page in electronic format, so check there first or ask your faculty member if you have questions.


Some course reserves items -- print editions, such as hard-copy books and DVDs -- are shelved here in the Library in the 5th Floor Learning Commons, near the printers. They are shelved according to the faculty member's name and the course number. Just ask at our Service Desk for help in locating these items.


For courses or projects without a Canvas page, we do host an electronic reserves page. Just select the relevant link(s) below.


(add link to Yalta Simulation reserves page and any others as they arise -- Jane, see me for the latest details here)


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Jane Bartley
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Course Reserves -- For Faculty

The library provides traditional print course reserves on a designated open shelf on the 5th floor, where users can easily find and browse them.

The library encourages the use of electronic course reserves. This is the most popular, convenient, and effective way to make scholarly materials accessible to our Cadets. In fact, these items – whether they are links to articles, e-books, or streaming video in the library’s collections, or scanned portions of print materials currently in the library – are ideally uploaded onto Canvas, directly on your course pages where Cadets are already doing their work.

Personal and departmental copies of print items on reserves with us will be housed on the same open shelves as print reserves materials from our collections.

Library staff are happy to support you by scanning to PDF the portions of our print materials that you would like to put on reserves under fair-use copyright guidelines, and by providing the permanent links to articles, eBooks, and other currently held electronic resources that you designate for reserves. Whenever possible, we will purchase the eBook(s) you need for course reserves – though not every title is yet available in electronic format. Some lead time may be required for this option.

For overall Course Reserves support and requests, please contact Beth Homicz, our Head of Circulation, at For specific support on permalinks to our existing digital resources -- such as streaming video, online articles, and eBooks -- please contact our Head of Electronic Resources and Collection Development Services, Liz Kocevar-Weidinger, at