Information for Instructors

Accessing Course Reserves

  • To access your course reserves:
    • go to Libraries Course Reading Lists  (
    • click the correct semester
    • click the department
    • locate the box with your section
    • click the link next to Reading Lists
  • If your course uses Canvas it may be available there as well
  • Learn more about course reserves

Putting Materials on Reserve

General information:

  • We need as much lead time as possible. For example, we may need to recall or purchase books for your course. You may send us information or files via email.
  • Electronic copies of reserves are generally available within 24 hours of receipt. If you are in a hurry to have items placed on reserve, please let us know! We can expedite processing.
  • Information about reserves and copyright is available in UW-Madison Libraries Policy for Electronic Reserve Access to Copyright-Protected Materials.

Item Types

  • Books — Send your reserve lists to us via email or bring them to the Astronomy Library.