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Placing Items on Reserve


Fall 2021

Access to print course reserve materials will be available for in-library use in Fall Term 2021. To provide students with remote access to materials, the library will purchase e-books instead of print books where possible. E-resource permalinks can be embedded in the course learning management system, ex. Canvas or eClass. Please consult the library's Creating Permalinks for EResources Guide for more information.

Please make requests for the fall here.

Libraries Partnering with the Copyright Office to Facilitate Access to Course Readings

In partnership with the Copyright Office, York University Libraries are offering services to assist faculty in providing access to digital versions of course readings, where possible, through a combination of strategies, including permalinks, acquisition of e-resources, and scanning where York University’s Fair Dealing Guidelines permit.

  • Please send your reading list or syllabus to
  • Staff will create permalinks to library content where possible.
  • For cases where the request involves print-based materials:
    • If no digital version of the work is available for use in a classroom environment, a determination will need to be made about whether selections fall within York University’s Fair Dealing Guidelines. Where this applies, the approved excerpts will be scanned from the print collection and emailed to you from the email account for posting on your eClass or Canvas course web site. Please consult the library's Creating Permalinks for EResources Guide for more information.

Summer 2021

The Libraries are not offering physical reserve services in the summer. Learn how the Libraries and the Copyright Office are providing alternatives to physical reserves for the summer term in the section above..