Course Reserves Services Open for Summer and Fall 2023

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The UGA Libraries’ course reserves services help faculty to provide students with easy, no-cost access to readings and supplementary research materials personalized to class curricular needs. Materials planning and support services are currently open for summer and fall semester courses, including an electronic reserve option that can be integrated into eLC. Requests submitted by July 21 are guaranteed to be available by the first day of fall semester classes.

Course reserve services provide easy access to a wide variety of materials owned or licensed by the UGA Libraries, including physical or electronic versions of books, articles, audio-visual materials, maps, etc. In addition, the services include the purchase of electronic copies of books that are used as course readings, where possible, as well as scanning and electronic distribution of printed journal articles and book chapters, within the limits of copyright. For questions about the fair use of materials, refer to our guide on copyright which includes the USG Copyright Policy, or email

Whether you are updating a reading list, searching for alternative readings to replace a high-cost textbook, or working on a new course, UGA librarians can assist you in the identification of course readings and other materials to support your instruction.  Contact the librarian who specializes in your subject area.

For books or other items in a physical format, instructors can place items on reserve shelves at one of seven UGA Libraries locations, choosing a student loan period from 2 hours to 7 days. Details are on the course reserves website

To request electronic or physical course reserve materials, complete the online form at

For streaming or physical media reserves, please contact the Media Desk at

For any questions about course reserves, contact Kathie Popadin at (Main Library) or Brenda Robbins at (McBay Science Library).