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How to Add Course Reserves

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Announcement:

Please be advised that all UMD libraries are closed until further notice. We are not able to accept or process requests for hard copy reserves at this time. We will continue fielding e-reserves and streaming media requests but please understand you may experience delays. Thank you very much for your patience. We are eager to return to our normal service and will do so as soon as we can.

To Add the Course Reserves items in ELMS:

1. Login to ELMS:

elms login screen

2. Click on the "Courses" tab, then select your course from the side menu that appears.

Courses tab in ELMS

3. IMPORTANT: Before you can begin adding material to reserves, you must open the Course Reserves tab, then select the semester (e.g., Fall 2020) from the drop down menu that appears on the subsequent page. Once the correct semester is selected, click the Create Course button to finish the process.


Now that the course has been created, you may begin adding material by entering the Course Reserves module, selecting Add Reserves Items, choosing the type of material you'd like to add (e-reserve, book, CD, DVD, etc.) and submitting the form with as much information as possible. Also, you may import items from a current or previous semester.

To learn more about Course Reserves, please view our Information for Instructors or contact Reserves Staff.