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Faculty Course Reserves

Submitting Course Reserves Requests for Books

Only faculty can request materials to be placed on course reserves.

To request books, videos, CDs or other hard copy materials to be physically placed on reserve at USG for their classes, all USG faculty can submit an online Reserves Request Form.

Submitting an E-Reserves Requests

E-Reserves services are available to USG faculty from their home institutions. To submit E-reserves requests for an article or book chapter, select your institution below and follow the instructions. 

Bowie State University faculty should contact the Thurgood Marshall Library at 301-860-3870 for assistance.

SU E-Reserves UMBC E-Reserves
TU E-Reserves UMCP E-Reserves
UB E-Reserves UMES E-Reserves
UMB E-Reserves UMUC E-Reserves

UMCP faculty can also place course reserves requests for physical items through ELMS/Canvas.
  • For instructions to do so, visit Course Reserves for College Park Faculty. Faculty will first need to request course space in ELMS/Canvas. Faculty will need to log into ELMS/Canvas and then activate the course reserves before submitting their request.
  • By submitting their request through ELMS/Canvas, faculty will be able to track the status of their request and receive e-mail notices when new reserve items become available.

When to Submit a Course Reserves Request

Please submit course reserves requests and a copy of the syllabi to the library at least two weeks before classes begin. Submit requests through the online reserves request form and email syllabi to priddyreserves@umd.edu.

Your request will be processed in the order in which it is received. The heavy demand at the beginning of the semester and the availability of materials may delay the processing of your request.

Common reasons for delays are the need to order materials not owned, which can take months, and retrieving materials that are already on loan to patrons. 

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