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This guide is created for faculty who want to learn more about how to place items on course reserves and also how to place items on electronic reserve for Canvas.


Beth Homicz

User Services Specialist & Reserves Manager

Preston Library

Virginia Military Institute

345 Letcher Avenue, Room 511H  |  Lexington, Virginia 24450

Direct: 540.464.7248  |  Service Desk: 540.464.7129


Welcome to Preston Library's guide to Course Reserves!

NOTE:  Preston Library is offering digital/online course reserves only.

Use the tabs on the left-hand side to find information on:

  • Digital Reserves (Links, PDF, DOC, PPT, & image files) that can be placed on our e-reserves page or embedded into your Canvas courses.

  • Copyright Policies that outline and explain your legal obligations when considering whether or not to place items on reserve. 

Reach out to Beth Homicz, User Services Specialist & Reserves Manager, for assistance.

Physical Course Reserves

Physical course reserves will NOT be offered.

Physical reserves include books, magazines, dvds, microfiche/film, newspapers, and other physical materials.

For any course reserves questions contact Preston Library @ 540-464-7129 or

Please include the following information in your message:

  • Your name
  • The course number (ex. EN 101)
  • The item(s) you'd like on reserve with as much information as necessary (you may also attach a digital file to your email).
  • The duration of the course (ex. Spring 2015)
  • The date your students need the material
  • When you expect to use the materials again
    • All items on reserve will be removed at the end of each semester unless otherwise indicated by you.