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Services: Course Materials

What it is:

The Penn Libraries' Course Reserves service allows for specific works in multiple media, print and  digital, to be made available for class use. Reserve requests may include both required and recommended course materials.

Physical reserves: Instructors can request that specific books, films, or sound recordings be housed in the reserve collection at Van Pelt Library or at a departmental library.  For items placed on reserve, reserve locations are indicated in the Franklin Catalog.

Online materials: Instructors can request that articles, book excerpts, streaming videos, and other online materials be made available electronically through Canvas.

For more information, please see these guides:

The service is for...

Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff


Please contact reserves staff with your course-related reserves need.