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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.

LTC/Asst Library Dir, Preston Library

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LTC Heather Groves Hannan

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Preston Library
Assistant Library Director
345 Letcher Ave.
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Lexington, VA 24450



Welcome to Preston Library's guide to Course Reserves!

NOTE:  Preston Library is only offering digital/online course reserves during the FL20 semester.

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 Heather Groves Hannan, Assistant Library Director, for assistance.

Physical Course Reserves - FL20

Physical course reserves will NOT be offered during Fall 2020 semester.

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.