For instructors: put material on reserve

Canvas Reading List

Course reserves can be managed through the Canvas Reading List Tool.

The Canvas Reading List Tool:

  • Allows you to search the library catalog within Canvas, where you can add books and electronic resources to your Reading List with the click of a button.
  • Automatically notifies the library when a physical item is added to your list and needs to be pulled and placed in the reserves section.
  • 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.

No-cost course materials

You can also add links to no-cost course materials and open educational resources to the Reading List. Tisch offers a variety of services to support using no-cost course materials, including:

  • assisting in locating materials that are free for students to use
  • providing financial support for the time required to create or incorporate no-cost material into a syllabus
  • visiting your department or hosting a workshop to talk about using & creating these materials

Find out more about our services or submit our contact form to get in touch.

New this year, we also have a list for students of required textbooks available as ebooks at Tisch. If you'd like assistance in determining if the library has or can purchase an unlimited user ebook copy of a text so that your class can access it at no cost, get in touch with your liaison librarian.

Films and streaming video

See our streaming media FAQ.

To request streaming video for your Canvas course site, submit up to five titles per course using our form or email us at:

If a streaming version is not available, we can place a DVD copy on Reserve for your course, or you can schedule an in-person screening. Please reach out to us with any questions.

Requests or assistance

If you need more assistance or would like an in-person demonstration of the Canvas Reading List tool, please contact:

For assistance with your Canvas site, contact

How to use the Canvas Reading List tool