University libraries are now accepting course reserve requests for the fall 2022 semester. Instructors are encouraged to complete an online form Course reservation formand applications will be accepted throughout the year.
Libraries use LibGuides to host all digitized material locally. LibGuides allows you to designate a date when material will no longer be available, which helps the U of A comply with copyright law. Instead of publishing materials directly to Blackboard, a direct link to all course reserve material in LibGuides will be provided. This link can be published directly to Blackboard, shared with students via email, or added to the curriculum. Please note that the links provided will only be accessible for one semester. Instructors wishing to use the same material for subsequent semesters must complete a new form to receive an updated link.
All class booking requests will be processed in the order in which they are received. Library staff will begin processing requests within two to three business days of receiving a completed form; however, it is not guaranteed that all requested documents will be available. The process of obtaining copyright clearance for material can be lengthy, so it is recommended that instructors complete class reservation requests as soon as possible.
For assistance in finding course materials, instructors can contact their subject librarian for assistance. Those interested in using existing open educational resources or creating their own can apply to participate in U of A’s Open Educational Resource Programs or contact the Open Educational Resources team at [email protected]
Mullins Library Course Reserve: (479) 575-4345; [email protected]
Media library: (479) 575-5517; [email protected]
Chemistry/Biochemistry Library: (479) 575-2557; [email protected]
Physics Library: (479) 575-2505; [email protected]
Fine Arts Library: (479) 575-4708; [email protected]