Course Materials Support
Last updated: October 2, 2020
If you're a faculty member or instructor, we can help you make course materials available for your classes during the 2020–2021 academic year.
Preparing to offer course materials online
Because we will not be able to offer physical course reserves during the pandemic, we encourage faculty to use digital course materials wherever possible.
Textbooks are usually unavailable for library licensing, and present unique challenges for electronic access and affordability.
To provide equitable access to course materials, consider using open access or library-licensed course materials when they’re available. Instructors should use Canvas to share materials with their students.
There are several ways you can find, request, and access digital resources for your courses — and we’re here to help.
Finding electronic materials
Search the library catalog to find digital versions of books, films, and other media.
To ensure compliance with copyright law and licensing agreements, please link to content from your Canvas site, rather than uploading PDFs downloaded from databases. Make sure your links are persistent and proxied, so they work seamlessly for your students.
For materials we don’t have electronically
If you need materials the library does not appear to hold electronically, we can:
- Verify whether the library has access
- License electronic versions of materials
- Help identify suitable alternatives
- Digitize selections for use in Canvas
- Scan full items for access through HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service
How to request materials
Complete this request form as soon as possible.
We’ll work on requests in the order they are received. We may contact you to discuss your request if copyright or other constraints affect what we can digitize.
If you need one of the following formats, you can place requests directly: