Basics of Reserves (for first-time visitors)

Need more information? 

For Print and eReserves email

For Streaming Media email

Obtain URL to a journal article for upload to CILearn/Blackboard (PDF, 363KB)

Request Forms

Online eReserve Request

eReserve Request Form (PDF, 128KB) 

Print Course Reserve Request Form (PDF, 133KB)

Online Streaming Media Request Form

Basics of Reserves

Three ways to provide content for your students:

  1. eReserves (Electronic Reserves) – We will scan Library materials to make them accessible and upload them to your CILearn course site
  2. Print Reserves – Faculty-owned textbooks and other books/videos for library checkout (2hr, overnight)
  3. Streaming Media - Library-owned videos and audio uploaded to your CILearn course site


The Library is available to help create an electronic selection of resources/readings available 24/7 to enhance student learning. We call this service eReserves.

The Library will:

  • scan Library-owned materials, make them screen-reader accessible, and include copyright/fair use information
  • create direct links to journal articles available in full-text from the Library’s subscription databases, including proxy address so no additional login is required
  • upload them into your CILearn course section for you!

Print Reserves

The Library holds textbooks provided by faculty members and Library-owned materials on Print Reserve for students to check out for 2hrs or overnight, thus providing access to all the students in the course.  A direct link to the Library catalog placed in your CILearn course shows live availability of Print Reserves.

Streaming Media

The Library will:

  • make streaming media available for library-owned content on your CILearn course site within 3 business days after receiving request
  • consider media donations and purchase requests

Note: If purchase request is approved, it can take 6-8 weeks to purchase and prepare media for streaming.

Fair Use

Not sure if your use of a document, link, textbook, book, or video falls within the fair use exception to copyright?  Use the CSU Fair Use Factors Checklist (PDF, 58.4KB) to find out.