Course Reserves

Due to the Purdue Libraries closure, all circulation, purchasing, and scanning of print resources, including print course reserves, has been suspended.

For Students: Find Your Course Reserves

Current electronic course reserves (print materials are not available at this time) can be found via the Course Reserves search on the Libraries homepage or you can use the search box below. You can search by course or instructor (example: HIST 395, HIST*, SMITH).

Search for Course Reserves

For Instructors: Our collection, Permalinks, and getting help

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.

Found what you want to use in our collection?

In addition to the suggestions below, if you submit an E-Reserve Request Form, we will attempt to make the item findable via our online Course Reserve search.

Journal articles/Book chapters: Use the article/chapter permalink from Library Search in your Blackboard/Brightspace course.

Videos: Use the video permalink from the video database. Example, from Docuseek2: [More information on available streaming video HERE]

eBooks: Use the eBook permalink from Library Search in your Blackboard/Brightspace course.

Databases: Use the permalink available in our A-Z Database collection. Click the "Share" icon on the right side of the database listing to get the permalink. Example:

Permalink example from Library Search:

Library Search Permalink

Can't find what you need in our collection?

Submit a purchase request for eBooks/streaming video (please indicate the item is needed for a course in the Notes field): Suggest a Purchase

Reach out to a liaison librarian to help locate material that is readily available online: Get Help

Copyright and Fair Use for Course Reserves

Please see the University Copyright Office website for more information regarding copyright and fair use in your online courses. For specific questions, please contact Donna L. Ferullo

We are currently exploring other options for e-course reserves for future semesters.