Course Reserves & Materials

COVID-19 Update Regarding Course Reserves

Because of building closures and staffing limitations, we have made some changes to how we offer course reserves:

This update supersedes other information on this page until future notice.

Materials such as books, textbooks, articles, videos, solution sets, and exams that an instructor has selected for use by students enrolled in a specific course are placed “on reserve” at the UW-Madison Libraries.  Physical materials are located at various libraries across campus. The libraries do not provide scanning or hosting services for e-reserves. Online content licensed by the libraries, such as journal articles and e-books can be accessed on or off campus.

Students: Find Reserve Material with Library Course Reading Lists

For Faculty / Instructors


Please use the Course Reserves Contact Form if you have questions or need additional assistance.

For technical help:

  • The Library Technology Group Help Desk, (608) 262-8880, provides help accessing library resources including course reserves.