Placing Material on Course Reserve

Items are placed on course reserve at the request of the instructor. Instructors may place materials on Traditional Reserve. Traditional Course Reserve makes physical items such as textbooks, library books, videos, CD’s, and copies of readings or exams available for check out. Instructors specify the check-out period for items placed on Traditional Course Reserve. Scanning is also available for materials for course instruction if using Moodle or departmental websites.

General Information

  • Submit Course Reserve Materials at least four business days before needed. Processing times increase during peak periods, so please submit requests early. Instructors requesting scanning services should submit original texts or first generation, clean photocopies to ensure quality resource material for their students.
  • Material requested from the Library collections can be retrieved directly by the instructor or by the Course Reserve staff. Retrieval Lists for Course Reserve staff should include library call number and citation information.
  • All requests are handled in the order received.
  • Please submit a separate Course Reserve Request form for each course being taught:
  • All copyrighted materials placed on course reserve must conform to Copyright Law. Use Course Reserve Materials Guidelines for Copyright for assistance.
  • All costs and fees associated with obtaining copyright permission(s) are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) seeking copyright permission, and not the Mansfield Library.
  • All course reserve items not specifically requested for the following term are removed from course reserves following the end of the term. Personal copies are returned to instructors via campus mail. Reminder notes will be sent out prior to Finals. Materials for courses not continuing into the next session are deleted from the system.

Document Preparation Resources

Helpful links

  • Mansfield Library Course Reserve Material Guidelines
    Provides information regarding copyright, fair use, and information on how to place materials on course reserve. Includes a link to Adobe Acrobat’s accessibility training resource website.
  • University of Montana IT Department - Accessibility
    IT provides consulting to help departments meet requirements of UM's Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility policy. Accessible Technology Services can provide help with ensuring that documents, instructional materials, media, software, hardware, computing systems and websites meet accessibility requirements.
  • University of Montana DSS services
    “Disability Services for Students is The University of Montana's student affairs office which assures program access to the University by students with disabilities. We coordinate and provide reasonable accommodations, advocate for an accessible and hospitable learning environment, and promote self-determination on the part of the students we serve.”

For more information please contact:
Course Reserve Materials Supervisor, Julia Jackman-Brink
(406) 243-6730 or