Course Reserves

For Students

Information about physical items located in Mills Music Library may be found by consulting Course Reading Lists. This information will also be available in Canvas. Streaming media, either audio or video, and any assigned reading that is a PDF or a link to online full text databases will be made available in Canvas, or by your instructor providing you with links via other means.

Physical materials (books, scores, CDs, DVDs, etc.) on reserve at Mills Music Library should be requested at The Desk. Ask for materials by course name and call number. Materials will be checked out to you for a 2-hour loan period, and must be used in the library.

For Faculty / Instructors

  • E-reserves are e-readings and hosted within Canvas. You may upload PDFs or embed links to journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, or other document types available online via the databases to which the library subscribes. Library staff are available to assist with creating e-reading pages within Canvas.
  • Streaming media, either audio or video from physical formats held by the library, will be delivered via UW-Madison Libraries. See Media for Courses for more information and to submit requests
  • Links to streaming audio or video from any of the Audio/Video databases to which UW–Madison Libraries subscribes may be embedded in Canvas. Library staff are available to assist with locating stable URLs for this purpose
  • To place physical items on reserve at Mills, submit requests via Ask Music and Mills staff will create a Course Reading List, which will appear in your Canvas course
  • Copyright & Fair Use issues
  • Music Library Association Statement on the Digital Transmission of Audio Reserves

Contact information

To contact Music Library staff with questions about reserves, call (608) 263-1884 or email us. The Library Technology Group Help Desk, (608) 262-8880, provides help accessing library resources including course reserves.