The Library will purchase or make available books and videos from its collections for course reserves. Digital content is the preferred format for most reserves, but print will be made available at the Library & Information Technology desk. A chapter of a print book may be digitized for a class, upon request.

To make a request, use Request Type = Library, then select Course Reserves & Streaming Video.

Course reserve and streaming video lists should be submitted as early as possible before the start of the semester in which they should be made available.

Request videos for course reserves

Faculty may also request streaming video from the library collection be linked through a Moodle course. Use the same request form and indicate this is a streaming video request. Do not worry about finding a provider; just gives us the title, producer/director and year of the film and we will determine the best way to access the film.

Note that the library purchases one-year licenses from suppliers such as Kanopy and Swank throughout the year. Access to any one film may end at any time when the one year is finished. Check dates carefully in the OneSearch record, or ask us to check by using the same course reserves request form.

Streaming video requests are subject to our Streaming Video policy.


  • Faculty must submit a help ticket.
  • Personal or departmental copies may be used for digitization. They can be brought to the Library & Information Technology desk after the course reserve 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 purchase and digitization of DVDs add to processing time.
  • Due to copyright restrictions, staff will only digitize one chapter or 10% of any print book.
  • All items will remain for the semester and through exams and will then be taken down, unless the instructor requests otherwise.