Course Reserves & Materials

August 13th, 2018: The libraries have retired Library Course Pages (LCP) and transitioned to a Canvas based reserves interface Learn more

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.  Online content, or e-reserves (articles, book chapters, excerpts, etc.), may be accessed both on and off campus.

Browse the Library Course Reading Lists

For Students

  • To access your course reserves:
    • go to Libraries Course Reading Lists  (
    • click the correct semester
    • click the department
    • click on your course
    • 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

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.