Student Access to Course Reserves

Find out if your course reserve materials are now available by checking this list - if it's listed, your instructor should have it accessible in your course. If it's listed and your instructor does not have access, please Ask a Librarian to find out more.  

If you need course reserve material, please contact the Ask a Librarian service to request access.

Library staff will ask you for the following information:

  • Your email address
  • The course designator/number of the course you are taking  (e.g., ALS101)
  • The name of the instructor for that course
  • Title of the resource needed

If you find a course reserve that is open source or free, please email with the information.

Students can also submit a request to access course reserve content through the Human Services Resource Center (HSRC).

Instructors and Teaching Assistants

Please use this form: Purchase Request for Collections and Course Reserves

Due to increased requests, it is taking longer than usual to process course reserves.
Requests will be filled in the order received. You will be notified when your materials are available.

As we respond to course reserves requests we will prioritize our work in this way:

  • First, we will try to secure licensed, digital copies of books and articles (subject to licensing and availability).
  • Second, we will scan print materials and give students access to them.
  • We will also share open materials where they are available.

We thank you for your patience as we work to provide service and deal with the problems the pandemic has caused for everyone.
Please know that we appreciate each of you and your commitment to our students.

For further information, please visit the OSU Libraries COVID-19 guide.