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OCAD U Library 2020 Winter: E-Reserves


By the Numbers

You're just in time!

While we prefer to receive requests 4 weeks before the start of classes, we do our best to ensure that instructors have the resources they need to start the term. If you're running late, let us know and we can work to find a solution.

Service Boundaries

Service Boundaries

Due to time limitations, we prioritize processing required readings.

Items must comply with copyright and our licensing agreements in order to be posted to Canvas. Typically, this means no more than 20% of a print work can be used. If the request is over 20% we may seek out an eBook or suggest placing the text on print reserve.

What we do


OCAD U offers an electronic course reserves service (E-Reserves) that provides students with 24-hour access to copyright compliant course readings through Canvas at no cost. E-Reserves can list print reserve items at the library for the courses so students can locate and access course readings in one place.

Instructors can request course materials online through Canvas:

  • PDFs scanned from print material
  • Links to library-licensed electronic resources such as eBooks and journal articles
  • Web content
  • Print reserve items held at the library can also be listed

3 Steps to Requesting E-Reserves

Through your course page on Canvas, activate the "Course Reserves" menu tab.

Click here for instructions.


Choose "Add reserve items" to enter citation information for each reading or to duplicate previously assigned readings.

We will process your requests and email you with any questions that arise.

Processing can take up to 4 weeks. You can select "Suscribe now" to get alerts about your requests.

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