Information for Instructors

Print and audiovisual reserves

Books and other physical materials are placed in a closed stack area. Materials may be checked out for 2 hours.

Electronic reserves

Instructors are encouraged to add online readings to Canvas Canvas is part of the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies.

How to submit your request

  • In order to insure that materials are on reserve by the start of the semester, please note the following suggested deadlines. Materials are processed in the order in which they are received and may not be available for the first day of class if received after these dates:
    • Fall semester – August 10
    • Spring semester – December 20th
    • Summer session – May 16th
  • Please provide a complete, accurate list of items to be placed on reserve using one of the options below.
  • Please notify us each semester when materials are needed. Items are not automatically “on reserve” for a subsequent semester.

More about print/audiovisual reserves

  • Reserve staff will retrieve Steenbock stack materials, except Reference or Periodicals, and move them to Reserves Collection.
  • Items not owned will be ordered whenever possible. Please submit requests early!

Removing materials from reserves

  • Unless we are notified to retain items for a subsequent semester, they are removed and returned to the stacks.