Course Reserves

Last updated July 13, 2021

Summer Quarter 2021 - For Faculty/Instructors

Summer Quarter is soon approaching and we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how the UCI Libraries can assist with your course materials. 

We ask that you submit your requests as soon as possible and we will do our best to make sure materials will be ready for your students at the start of the quarter.

Books we currently own in print

The UCI Libraries will not be offering print reserves in Summer Quarter. However if there is a print book we own that you would like to use in your course, we will do our best to purchase an electronic copy. It is important to note that not all books are available for electronic use or available to libraries to buy. Please fill out the Course Reserves Request Form:

You can also request a scan of a book/chapter or article to post in your Canvas site. You can place your requests by emailing The Libraries will follow the UC Fair Use for Teaching and Researching Guidelines when evaluating your request.

Books we currently own in electronic format

Please contact your subject librarian if you would like to use one of our ebooks in your course. They can verify the usage model and discuss with you whether it would work for your class size and needs. 

New requests

Please contact your subject librarian if you would like us to investigate all available options for electronic purchase.

Find Items on Reserve

Reserve Services houses course-related materials selected by faculty as required or recommended reading for their courses. Materials placed on Course Reserves can be checked out from our Check Out Desks.

For Faculty/Instructors

Submission Deadline

Reserves requests and copyright permissions (when appropriate) should be submitted no later than 30 days before the start of an academic quarter to allow adequate time for processing. Requests submitted later will be processed as time allows. All requests are processed strictly in the order in which they were received.

Langson Library
2nd Floor Lobby
(949) 824-6842

Science Library
1st Floor Lobby
(949) 824-3692

Grunigen Medical Library
(714) 456-5585

Law Library
2nd Floor Lobby
(949) 824-6961

Multimedia Resources Center
Opposite the 1st Floor Science Library Lobby Entrance