The Library offers e-reserves for text, audio, and streaming video resources; see information below about the different formats, or go directly to submission forms to submit your requests.
All forms will ask for username and password; if your student assistants need access, please let us know and we’ll authorize them to use the forms.
Please allow 2-4 days to process reserve lists.
Materials needed for the first week of classes should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the beginning of classes. If you have any questions or special needs, please contact Library staff.
Please note: for Wiley Blackwell journals, the Library pays per use of each article. To include a Wiley Blackwell journal article in e-reserves or on Blackboard, you must first download and save the PDF of the article to your desktop, then upload & submit the PDF using Submit Scanned Document (PDF) form .
Do not link to it! Please see this special note for complete information.
The library retains an archive of scanned e-reserves for a period of five years; you may request to re-use a reserve.
Please note that a reading from a cross-listed course will be listed under the primary departmental listing, as determined by the registrar.
You may digitize your own recordings and submit them electronically via the Submit a Music (MP3) E-Reserve form
Link to Online Streaming Video: Connect to one of the Library’s streaming video services; you may link to a complete film or just a segment. Submit the Online Video Linking Request form.
Circulating library books, e-books, or your personal copies may be placed on reserve using (this form) If the Library owns a book in electronic format, we can link to it from your class Reserve list.
If the library does not own a needed book or if you need additional copies, please order through Acquisitions and indicate "RESERVE" on the order form. Please allow at least four weeks for receipt of any new book. It is acceptable to order a book for Bowdoin Reserve even if it is already held at Bates or Colby.
Note: the Library does not purchase textbooks for reserve or for the library collection; you may place a personal copy of a textbook on reserve if you wish.
DVDs and Videos may be placed on reserve in the library Media Commons or at Hatch. Personal copies also may be placed on reserve if they were recorded within copyright guidelines (link?)
Indicate on the Reserve form (link) the date and time the DVD or video will be shown. We’ll hold it for you at the Media Commons circulation desk for 24 hours prior to viewing.
If the library does not own a needed video or DVD and you want us to add it to our collection, please order it through Technical Services, and indicate "RESERVE" on the order form. Please allow at least four weeks for receipt of any new DVD.