Placing Course Materials on Reserve
Requests for reserve materials must be made each semester regardless of whether items have been on reserve in the past. Please select the appropriate option below for submitting requests.
Print and Media Reserves at the Library
Submit your material along with a print media course reserves request form (online) to the Public services desk of the Library. Alternatively, instructors can choose to type-in and print out a PDF version of the Reserves Request Form (PDF). Instructors can specify a variety of loan periods: 2-hour library use, 2-hour with overnight use, 4-hour for media items, or 3-day use. Students will need their NMU ID to check out materials.
Instructors must use NMU EduCat in order to use electronic reserves. Follow these directions to add the Course Reserves block to your EduCat course and begin placing requests for the current semester immediately. Students will be able to access electronic reserves from the Course Reserves block in EduCat. If you would like to place material on reserve from a previous class, contact the library at (906) 227-2250 or email us.
If you would like to request digitization of materials that are not available in electronic form, submit an Electronic Course Reserve Request.
Course Reserves Information
Course reserves help guarantee that all students in a class will have access to material assigned by an instructor. Hard copy items like books, videos, and physical objects are available to students at the Public Services Desk during regular library hours. Journal articles, book chapters, study guides, past exams, and other material that can be scanned or are currently available in electronic form will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Whether you are using hard copy or electronic reserves, the library automatically manages all copyright issues including requesting copyright permission from publishers and payment of copyright fees. Additionally, library staff can digitize material not available in electronic form (subject to copyright laws and guidelines).