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Faculty & Researcher Help: Course Reserves

Information on Reserves

The University of Manitoba Libraries maintains Reserve Collections in each library. The Reserve Collection maintains course-related materials expected to be in high demand for a specified period, and provides equitable access to those materials. Materials include resources from the Libraries’ holdings and resources provided by the instructor. Reference and other non-circulating materials are not normally placed on Reserve.

Librarians may also occasionally place high demand materials unaffiliated with a specific course on Reserve.

Instructors may submit their own materials (e.g. books, articles) to be added to Reserve. Materials remain the property of the person submitting them. The Libraries assumes no responsibility for loss of or damage to any such materials, although care will be taken to protect them.

Materials will be removed from Reserve at the end of the specified term.  Personal materials (including copies) will be returned to the instructor.

Check If Your Item is Accessible Online

The Libraries does not accept paper copies of UML resources accessible online.  Liaison Librarians can provide instruction on finding electronic resources or library staff can create a persistent url to the required item for use in UMLearn. 

Use the Online Course Reserve Request Form Here

Student Work Permission Form

Processing Reserve Requests

  • Five working days will be required for processing Reserve Requests.  Requests will be processed in the order received. 
  • Instructors are normally expected to supply packaging and labeling as necessary for the proper storage and control of reserve materials. It is the instructor’s responsibility to provide a complete bibliographic citation with each copy of an article, excerpt, etc.
  • Loan periods may vary between libraries. If items are required for several courses, loan periods may be changed to the shortest loan period requested. Instructors will be notified. 
  • Libraries may limit the number of items on Reserve for each course. 
  • In consultation with the instructor, librarians may remove materials from Reserve due to low usage or other special circumstances. 

Reserves and Copyright

It is the responsibility of the instructor to ensure that all material placed on Reserve at their request complies with the provisions of the Canadian Copyright Act.  Submitting a completed reserve request form is an acknowledgement from the instructor that the material complies with the Canadian Copyright Act. If you're unsure of whether you are complying with the copyright act, please contact the copyright office.

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