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Course Reserves

Special Notice for Winter 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, no physical materials (books and media) will be placed on Course Reserves while the building is closed due to COVID-19.
  • Non-Reserve 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 noticeInterlibrary Loan may be able to assist faculty with article and book chapter scans.
  • If faculty members have questions regarding required textbooks or media, please 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 Readings
    • 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 page for information on course textbooks, media, scanning service, and more.