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Placing Items on Course Reserves

To place a hard copy of book, article, video, or other item on reserve, please...

  • bring the item to the Circulation Desk (or email if electronic)


  • communicate which item you wish to be pulled from the library collection

  • complete the Course Reserves form

  • Contact Robin Jeffrey with questions, (rjeffrey@olympic.edu)

  • allow at least 3 days to process

To place material on e-reserve please...

Remember that placing course materials in Canvas is a more secure option.

Placing Materials on Reserve

Faculty can request the library to place items on reserve via the Course Reserves Request Form.  Items may also be submitted at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the Library. Read our Services for Faculty page for more information.

Print Reserves (Traditional):

  • Materials are kept behind the Circulation Desk.
  • Some items may be "Library Use Only," where they are only available for use in the Library.

Electronic Reserves (eReserves):

  • Materials are accessible through the Library’s web site and are password protected. 
  • Files are stored on a server maintained by IT.

Questions? Please contact Erica Coe at ecoe@olympic.edu. The OC library honors requests from faculty to place course related items on reserve that are in compliance with US Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107) and the fair use guidelines.

Finding Course Reserves

Ensure your students can find items you've set aside for them by connecting them to this guide to Searching for Course Reserves.