Course Reserves & Streaming Video

Our Course Reserves  & streaming video services provide controlled access to items faculty have designated as required class reading, viewing, or listening.  Items are typically from the library's collection, but can also include personal copies.


There will not be a physical reserve collection during Fall 2020, but we will do our best to provide and fulfill electronic resource requests, including book/chapter scanning and digitization. Fair use provisions covering digitization of library materials have limitations on the amount or type of material that may be copied. If your request is for a large portion of a book, we may reach out to you to discuss alternatives. If you have any questions or concerns in general, please contact Rose Beranis directly: | 860-297-2477

Submitting Requests

Faculty can submit course reserve, video streaming, and digitization requests by logging in to the Trinity “IS Request” ticketing system: Under “Request Type” select “Library,” then “Course Reserves and Streaming Video.” 

Syllabi, email requests, or paper forms will no longer be accepted, except in extreme cases (and will delay processing). 

The library will purchase electronic materials at the request of faculty, and physical materials will be purchased to support book chapter digitization requests. Personal or departmental copies may also be placed on reserve for book chapter digitization requests, and they can be brought to the IS desk once a course reserves ticket has been submitted. Please bring your ticket number with you. 

All requests are processed in the order in which they are received. The beginning of each term sees 100’s of requests, so the earlier you can get your request tickets in, the better. Please be aware that purchases and digitization of DVDs add to processing time. 

All items on reserve, or accessed via streaming through Moodle, will remain for the semester and through exams, unless the instructor requests otherwise. 

Accessing Materials

Kaltura streaming video is accessed via Moodle. See this page for additional information on Kaltura. Streaming video requests may also be fulfilled via the following databases: Films on Demand, Swank, Kanopy and Docuseek.

Book chapter digitization requests will be shared with requesting faculty via OneDrive from the Course Reserves team.

Contact Us

Questions regarding Course Reserves can be directed to 297-2007,