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Place Items on Reserve: Books & Articles

  • Electronic Reserves: There is no limit to the number of core required e-reserves readings a faculty member may have on reserve. An e-reserve is a single title of a book chapter, a journal article, or professors' notes, syllabi, or handouts. If the library does not have the article, we will order a copy. Entire books cannot be scanned and placed on e-reserve. Read more about restrictions on e-reserves in our Copyright Policies.
  • Books: There is no limit to the number of core required books a professor may place on course reserves. Lauinger, Blommer Science Library, and Bioethics Research Library books can be placed on reserve. Lauinger, Blommer, and Bioethics books can also be placed on reserve at the Downtown Georgetown library. If the library does not have the book, a copy will be ordered. Ordering a book for course reserve will take a week or longer, so it is important to submit reserve book requests as soon as possible. Personal copies of books can also be placed on reserve.
  • Blackboard/Canvas: The process for submitting your course reserve requests has changed. Now that you have the option of Blackboard or Canvas as your Course Management System (CMS), when requesting Book, Electronic, and Media Reserves please be sure to let us know which CMS you are using! All reserve forms now contain a check box in the course information fields for you to select your preferred CMS. The Library will provide a link from your CMS to your book and e-reserves housed on the Library's webpage, but we need to know which CMS you are using.

To request reserve services, complete and submit the appropriate Course Reserves request form(s) for electronic reserves and/or books at the Circulation Desk on the third floor of Lauinger Library. You may also submit the forms as an email attachment to When downloading the forms, please download the PDF to your computer, then fill it in in Adobe Acrobat.  If you fill it in in your web browser's PDF viewer, it will be blank when you save it to your computer.  Download the forms here:

  • If you need additional space to add more items, please use this form for books, and this for electronic reserves.  
  • To expedite your request, please bring books and photocopies (either photocopies or saved on disc or flash drive) when turning in the reserve form. Requests will be processed in the order received. All material on hand will be processed by two days. Articles or chapters can also be sent as PDFs to Reserves staff can retrieve materials, but it will take longer to process than if the material is provided. Reserve request forms can also be attached to an email and sent to