For Students: Accessing Course Reserves
Login to ELMS Canvas using your directory ID and password.
Select your course from the drop down menu that appears under the
"Courses" or "Courses & Groups" tab.
Select “Modules” from the left-hand navigation menu.
Then select “Course Reserves” from the “Libraries” module.
A list of items the professor placed on Reserve will appear on the
If the reading is a digital copy:
1. Select the PDF or web link icon to go directly to the document
2. Select the title, then on the subsequent page click “view
If the reading is available in print only, the item will have a
“Flag” icon next to the title. A copy will be placed on reserve at McKeldin
Library or the branch library selected by the professor.
To find out the availability of the print copy, click on the
title or flag, then click on the “Availability” link that appears in the
The "Availability" link will take you to the catalog record of
the reserve item. All copies of the item and the availability will be
displayed. Most libraries will have Course Reserves behind the Circulation
desk. Some will have the items shelved by call number. *Make sure to note the
call number from the Course Reserve record so you can locate the item at the
The course reserves copy will display the library where the item
is held, as well as loan information and if it is available for check out. If
the item is currently checked out, the time it is due back will display in the
“status/due date” column (see yellow highlighted record below).
To Check Out Another Copy:
1. If you would like
to check out another copy of the title, and one is available, you may obtain it
by selecting the “request” button (circled button/icon above)
2. Go to the library that has the title “on shelf” and pulling it from
the stacks yourself by using the call number to locate the item (see blue
highlighted record above)