How to Place Items on Reserve

How to Place Items on Reserve

Course reserves can be managed through the Canvas Reading List Tool (preferred) or by emailing

The Canvas Reading List Tool:

  • Allows you to search the library catalog within Canvas, where you can add ebooks and electronic resources like online journal articles, streaming films, and streaming audio files to your Reading List with the click of a button.
  • Can be quickly accessed by students, who see all materials in one place, and can mark items as read to keep track of their progress.

Step-by-step instructions for creating your Reading List are available, as well as a video tutorial and adding a chapter request.

If the Library does not provide electronic access to a resource you would like to use, please email We will do our best to purchase electronic versions if available; please be advised that there are some items we will not be able to purchase. If an electronic version of an item is not available, library staff can consult with you to potentially locate acceptable alternatives. If you have any questions about course reserves, please contact our reserves team at

Streaming Media:

Tisch Library’s Streaming Media service is still able to stream films for your courses via Canvas. See more information about streaming media requests

If you need more assistance or would like an in-person demonstration of the Canvas Course Reading List Tool, please contact our reserves team at or:

For assistance with your Canvas site, contact






How to use the Canvas Reading List Tool