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Course Reserves

Print and electronic reserves at D'Amour Library.
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About Course Reserves

Course reserves enhance and support academic courses by ensuring that students have access to required and supplemental materials. Faculty may place materials on reserve so they can be shared with the entire class. All materials placed on either hardcopy or e-reserve must adhere to U.S. copyright laws. Please see the University’s Policy for Copyright Compliance, or talk with a staff member of the circulation department. 


Where Do I Find Course Reserves?

Hardcopy materials are kept behind the circulation desk.

E-Reserves can be accessed through WILDPAC, the library's catalog. A Library barcode and PIN are required to access e-reserves. Please contact the Circulation Desk at 413-782-1535 with questions about your Library account.


Information for Faculty

Putting Materials on Reserve

To place materials on reserve, please email with a list of requested items or readings, or complete a request form

  • Personal materials to be placed on reserve may be dropped off at the circulation desk.

  • The default loan period is two hours, unless otherwise requested.

  • Course reserves are available per semester; unless otherwise requested, materials will be removed from reserve at the end of the semester.

  • Reserve requests are processed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received. Please allow for at least 3 days lead time for placing items on reserve, especially at the beginning of the semester.


Guidelines for E-Reserve Requests
  • You may submit a PDF (hardcopy, single-sided or email attachment) or a stable link to a journal article or webpage

  • No more than 10 percent of a book with fewer than 10 chapters, or 1 chapter of a book with more than 10 chapters may be placed on e-reserve.