Search Course Reserves

Search for both physical and digital course materials by title, ISBN, instructor name or course subject and number (example: "WR 121" with a space before the number).

Not finding what you need? Students: Request New Items

Course reserves are available for short-term use, with renewals based on availability. If you need access to course materials for the entire term, contact the Basic Needs Center (BNC).

Students needing accessible formats for required course materials such as textbooks or documents should contact OSU's Disability Access Services (DAS) for assistance. Students needing accessible formats for non-required course-related readings or other research materials may request those materials and the type of alternate format needed from OSU Libraries by submitting a request form, emailing, or by calling 541-737-7293. OSU Libraries will work to make reasonable accommodations.

Questions? Ask a Librarian for help!

Instructors and Teaching Assistants

Please consider Open Educational Resources (OER) when selecting course materials. As you submit requests, we will share open source or free materials where they are available.

Submit a new request each term so we can ensure materials are available and findable for your students.

Instructors: Put Items on Reserve

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 prioritize our work in this order:

  1. When possible, secure licensed, digital copies of books and articles (subject to licensing and availability).
  2. Purchase physical copies of the texts to share with students at the Circulation Desk (map).
  3. If digital copies are needed (such as for an Ecampus course), scan print materials and give students access based on Control Digital Lending's 1:1 ratio principle as time and resources permit. (If you’d like to increase the number of simultaneous users, we welcome the loan of your departmental or personal copies of the book. For each additional print copy we set aside, we can increase the online viewer limit by one.)

You may also drop off departmental or personal copies of books at the Circulation Desk to be placed on physical course reserve for three-hour checkout. Please still use the request form linked above to let us know before dropping off anything.

Questions? Please contact for help!