Course Reserves


Information for Faculty


Faculty may request to have course materials held at our service desk for short-term checkout. Complete a course reserve request form below or visit the library in person to request physical reserves for your course.

The libraries will also scan and deliver articles and book chapters from our collection for faculty to place on Canvas. Find material and place requests through OneSearch. Due to copyright and administrative restrictions we can only offer scanning of reasonable and limited portions of works which are owned or licensed by CWU Libraries 

If your students will need electronic access to an entire physical book owned by CWU Libraries, please contact libraries@cwu.edu with your course and book information, and we will look into your options. To be eligible for this service the material must be owned by CWU Libraries, the physical copy will not be available for checkout while the digital copy is accessible, and only one student may access the digital copy at a time. 

If you would like to place an item on reserve that is not in your collection or the libraries’ collection, you may submit a Recommend a Purchase form. Please be aware that purchases of physical materials may take up to 3 months. Purchases of electronic materials are typically processed more quickly, though they may be more difficult to acquire. 

Request Physical Course Reserves

Information for Students


Can I find some of my textbooks at the library? Find material on reserve for your course by searching OneSearch. All course reserve items are available for check-out at the front desk on the library's first floor. 

How do Course Reserves Work?

View the course reserves instructional video on the CWU Libraries YouTube channel.