Course Reserves

Reserves – Information for Students

Course reserves at the Journalism Reading Room Library

Course Reserve Reading Lists are available online through UW-Madison Libraries. Follow these directions to locate your reserves:

  1. Find the correct semester
  2. Click on the Journ and Mass Communication tab
  3. Click on your course. If you professor has requested materials to be held in the JRR they will be listed here.

Reserves are available for check out from the JRR

  • Reserve items may be checked out for 2 hours and renewed once, as long as no one is waiting for the item.

Reserves – Information for Instructors

The JRR offers electronic and print reserve services for Journalism classes. Please see the following instructions for submitting items to be put on reserve. If you have any questions, please contact the JRR or call us at (608) 263-3387.

Electronic Reserves (Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Instructor Created Material)

  1. In order to place an item on reserve, we will need one of the following
    • A clean photocopy of the item
    • A hard copy of the original that we can photocopy
    • An electronic copy of the item emailed to the JRR
  2. Paper copies of the items can be left in the JRR mailbox on the 5th floor of Vilas Hall or dropped off in the JRR
  3. When you submit items, please indicate:
    • What class they will be used for
    • In what order the items should be placed (alphabetically, by class session, by week, etc) or include a syllabus
    • You will also need to add PA Librarian as the “librarian” for the course on Canvas in order for them to add items you need

Paper Reserves (Course Packets, Books, DVDs, etc)

  • Any book that is currently in the JRR’s collection may be placed on reserve in the JRR
  • Any item not owned by the JRR will have to be provided by the instructor, or the JRR librarian can request the item from a different campus library
  • Items to be put on reserve can be dropped off in the JRR or left in the JRR mailbox on the 5th floor of Vilas Hall