Electronic Reserves Help

Electronic Reserves is available through your course's Canvas Course Management System. 

In order to help facilitate a centralized location for your course’s electronic materials, E-Reserves will now be housed in your course’s Canvas Learning Management System. We still offer the same service (copyright check, scanning with OCR, permalink creation) but rather than uploading to the Course Reserves Library Catalog, we place material directly into your Canvas Course. In order to do so, prior to submitting your request, I will need to be added to your Canvas Users list as a “Designer.” Please take the following steps:

  1. Log in with your SJSUOne ID and Password (the same password you use for e-mail)
  2. Go to "Courses" in the left hand menu
  3. Choose the course for which you have reserves
  4. On the second tier of the left hand menu, go to "People"
  5. Click the "+People" button
  6. Paste in "neil.ordinario@sjsu.edu"
  7. Choose Role: "Designer"
  8. Choose appropriate Section
  9. Click "Next"
  10. Click "Add User" 

We also can provide training for Instructors who prefer to upload and update their own E-Reserves on their Canvas site.  We will still be available to scan University Library Books and provide Database permalinks to you and continually assist your course.  Physical Course Reserves will remain in the Library Catalog. Please contact Jeff Frank for questions about physical reserves.

Copyright Warning

Under certain conditions specified in the United States Copyright law (Title 17, United States Code) libraries and archives may be authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction may not be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research," and that only one copy be provided for scholarly purposes, unless copyright fees are paid. Further reproduction or paper copies made from this computer system may be in violation of copyright laws and is prohibited.