Course Reserves in ELMS
What are Course Reserves?
Course reserve materials are typically readings selected by a professor for a particular university course. These items are:
- Placed on reserve and made available through a course space in ELMS Blackboard. This is done in order to make these items available to many students at once.
- Placed on reserve for the duration of a course (usually one semester), then removed when it concludes and returned to the professor or to the Libraries’ collection.
- Books, book chapters, PDF articles, slides, photographs, or any material from a professor’s personal collection or library.
Log-in to Course Reserves through ELMS:
- Go to www.elms.umd.edu
- Login with your Directory ID and password:
- Click on the course name listed under the Course Sites tab.
- Click on Course Tools (left-side column) then scroll down and click on Course Reserves.
Retrieving Course Reserve Materials:
- Click on the title of a specific reading or book title
- Books placed on Course Reserve will indicate the campus library (e.g., McKeldin Library) and call number (e.g., Z676.C885 2005).
- Click Availability to learn the status of the item (e.g., McKeldin Two Hour Loan).
Need More Information? Need Help?
- Contact the Libraries’ Access Services department at: www.lib.umd.edu/PUBSERV/RESERVE/student.html
- If you do not see your course listed in ELMS, or if an item you expected to see listed on reserve is not there, contact a library staff member at McKeldin at 301-314-5678.