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Course Reserves Services

For Students

Students can access course reserves using their BlueKey credentials for any course in which they are currently enrolled in from our Course Reserves site. Image reserves are available in Artstor, and students can access materials from on campus, and from off campus using their campus connect credentials.  

If you cannot access the Course Reserves system, fill out a Course Reserves Troubleshooting Request form.

For questions regarding the Course Reserves system, please email us or call the Access Services desk at (773) 325-7895.

If you are accessing course reserves but do not see reserves for a course in which you are currently registered, contact your instructor.

See more on using Course Reserves with our guide: Students - How to use the Course Reserves System

For Faculty

The Course Reserves System allows instructors to place materials on reserve for a course, both in print or electronically, that is then available to students enrolled in a course.  This can even be integrated with D2L.  We have created a Course Reserves for Faculty Guide to assist faculty in adding citations to the Course Reserves System. 

Material that is immediately accessible (i.e., owned by DePaul and not checked out) is usually available to students in 3 business days. If we need to order the material or recall it from a patron, it could take 2 weeks or more.

Please be aware that there is a severe bottleneck of requests in the first week of classes, so first-week requests should be submitted by these deadlines:

Term Deadline
December Intersession 2023
October 23, 2023
Winter 2024
November 13, 2023
Spring 2024 February 5, 2024
Summer 2024
May 17, 2024
Autumn 2024
July 15, 2024

Digitization of Audio and Video Content

The Library will not offer full digitization of media for course reserves based on guidance from DePaul's Office of the General Counsel on Fair Use guidelines and the Teach Act. Under the law, up to 10% of an audio or visual material may be digitized (as a reasonable and limited portion of media). The library is also permitted to create digital copies of damaged, rare, or out-of-print physical items from its collection if the digital version is not available for purchase. For more information on copyright, please see the University's policy on Copyright and Fair Use and the Teaching Commons page on Copyright and the Classroom.

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