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Course Readings and Reserves - Services for Faculty


Course Readings and Reserves are now integrated with the Canvas Course Management System as an enhanced service to faculty and students. Western Libraries staff will automatically insert reading lists as “Modules” into the corresponding Canvas course record.

Western Libraries will:

  • Check our database subscriptions to identify materials already licensed for WWU users
  • Check our collections for materials we own
  • Scan materials provided by faculty
  • Purchase hard copy and/or e-books, as needed
  • Gain copyright clearance, as needed, or search for a suitable substitute
  • Retrieve materials from our collection and accept materials from faculty and their departments to place on hard copy reserve in a secure area with restricted loan periods
  • Help instructors determine the most efficient and cost effective approach for providing access to course materials


To Request Course Readings and Reserves Services

Allowing the library to post course readings within Canvas reduces university culpability in regards to U.S. Copyright Laws and Fair Use Guidelines. This service is an extension of traditional print-based library services and will be provided in a manner that respects Fair Use rights, the rights of copyright holders, and current copyright law. All course readings will be made available at the request of faculty only for the noncommercial, educational use of students.


Course Reserves Overview | Course Reserves FAQ


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