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If your instructor has added a Library Reading List to your course, you will find access to your materials in your Brightspace course. Not sure? Check with your instructor and/or your course syllabus.
We encourage instructors to use Libraries e-Resources in your online courses. Information on how to navigate our online collections can be found here: Purdue Libraries Online Access and E-Resources Center. Note the collection of free resources available from publishers during the COVID19 pandemic on the left side of the guide.
Starting this fall, we will no longer circulate our print course reserve materials. Instructors are encouraged to take advantage of our new Library Reading List tool for electronic course reserves (example below), integrated with Brightspace. Library Reading Lists enable you to easily create, manage, and share course reading lists that engage students and foster meaningful learning, while saving you time and effort. With Library Reading Lists, you can assemble electronic resources (including library resources) of all types - ebooks, online or digitized book chapters, scholarly articles, videos, newspaper articles, websites, and more - to create a structured, comprehensive reading list (subject to copyright). You can build a reading list by yourself or collaborate with others, such as colleagues or library staff. Library Reading Lists are directly integrated with your course site in Brightspace and make it simple for students to access all of the resources you’ve selected.
How to create a Library Reading List for your courses: Instructor Documentation
Check back here soon for a video recording from a webinar held on November 17, 2020.
Need assistance? Feel free to email us at email@example.com and we'll get you started.
Purchase requests for eBooks and other electronic materials can be made through the Library Reading List process OR you can submit a request using E-Reserve Request Form at the top-right of this page. If you'd like to use a Library Reading List, please see the documentation link above for more information. Textbooks may be difficult to obtain electronically.
Reach out to a liaison librarian to help locate material that is readily available online: Get Help
All materials on course reserves must be in compliance with the U.S. Copyright Act. For information or assistance in determining copyright status, please visit the University Copyright Office.
Materials are eligible to be placed on reserve if they meet any of the following criteria:
If you are requesting scans of books/journals, etc. in any of your reading lists, you will be asked to make this determination before we can proceed.
August 24th classes
Requests due by August 10th
**Please note that these deadlines include submitting requests for purchase**
Any requests received after the deadlines will be processed, but cannot be guaranteed ready before classes begin.
E-Reserve Request Form