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Course Reserves

Special Notice for Summer Quarter

 UPDATE:  All UW Libraries buildings, including the Campus Library, are closed due to COVID-19. Reserves staff are teleworking, Mon-Fri.

  • With user safety and equitable access in mind, physical materials will not be placed on Course Reserves while the building is closed due to COVID-19.
  • Search for ebooks, streaming films, print textbooks, and DVDs through UW Libraries Search.
  • Circulating materials may be requested for pickup. See Contact-Free Pickup Service for instructions on requesting and picking up items.
  • Scan for Canvas service is suspended until further notice. Interlibrary Loan may be able to assist faculty with article and book chapter scans.
  • If faculty have questions regarding ebook or streaming media availability, contact Reserves staff at

Services and support for teaching and learning continue remotely. The health and safety of our users and staff are the priority. Supporting adherence to public health recommendations on social distancing is imperative at this time. 

Welcome to Course Reserves!

Course Reserves are course-related materials made available through the UWB/CC Campus Library. Textbooks, films, and other items owned by the UW Libraries or the instructor may be placed on Reserve for short-term checkout (service currently suspended).

his guide provides instructions on how to search for Course Reserves, information regarding policies, and submission guidelines for faculty.

  • Physical Reserves - search for books, DVDs, and other physical materials for your course. For best results, enter the keyword or title of the material in the search box.
  • Electronic Materials
    • Students: Consult your syllabus, contact your instructor, or check your UWB or Cascadia Canvas page for electronic course materials (e.g. electronic books, streaming media, book chapters, journal articles).
    • Faculty: Visit the Course Reserves Information for Faculty for information on scanning services, ebooks, streaming media, and more.