Rush Rhees Course Reserves for Faculty

Rush Rhees Q&i

Course Reserves

The River Campus Libraries can place required or suggested readings for your course on reserve, which makes them easily available to students. You can then provide a link to course reserves from Blackboard, email, or any other website or tool you’re using with your class.


To place your course readings on reserve

Send your course reading list, including complete citations, to your specific Reserves team:

River Campus Libraries:

Rush Rhees Library:

Art/Music Library & audio:

Art/Music Library & video: 

Carlson Library: 

POA Library:

To guarantee Course Reserve materials are ready for access by the first day of classes, requests must be submitted two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. All requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis, with every effort being made to have them available for use as soon as possible.


Complete the Place an Item on Course Reserve form.

If the library owns a digital copy of your course readings, we will provide your students with a link to it; if we have a physical copy only, we will place that physical copy at the Q&i location of your choice for your students to check out.

If the library does not own or subscribe to digital or physical copies of your course readings, we will let you know, and we will attempt to find and purchase them in time to support your class.

To post individual chapters from print books in our collection, please locate the book in the online catalog and then select “Request article/chapter” and fill out the request form. 


To share your own materials (past exams, notes, answer keys, articles, etc.) with your students

First, ensure your materials are in digital format. If you need help digitizing your own materials, please contact us and we’ll do our best to assist!

Once your materials are in digital format, upload your digitized materials to your course’s Blackboard page. For a Blackboard uploading tutorial, visit the University’s Blackboard help page. For further help, contact your Outreach Librarian or your Blackboard Support Team.

Need some immediate assistance? Try our Reserves chat!

Chat requires JavaScript.   |   585-275-5804  |   Contact Us

Staff Login | Privacy Statement | Copyright & Fair Use

Copyright © 1998-2019 University of Rochester Libraries. All Rights Reserved.