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**Note: SJSU Library's Course Reserves are currently unavailable. Students should contact their instructors for alternative access to course materials. Faculty, please contact a librarian for assistance finding electronic resources that meet your teaching needs and that can be delivered directly in your Canvas course shell via Leganto.

Course Reserves

Faculty should work with their library liaisons to find electronic alternatives to course reserves

Course Reserves Information for Students

Electronic reserves are located in Canvas.

Physical course reserves are available for one-week loans by request through OneSearch. Find your item on the Course Reserves list, click the title, sign in to OneSearch, and request it. You will receive an email to pick up your item at the SJSU Library lockers when it is ready. Please note, it can take 4 to 10 days to complete a request, due to mandatory material quarantine periods.

$5 per day will be charged for late course reserve items, up to $120.

Reserve fines accrue even when the library is closed. On holidays, however, fines will not accrue. 

Course Reserves Information for Faculty

The library is currently unable to process new print course reserves. Please contact your librarian for assistance in identifying electronic resources for your course.

Electronic course reserves are added to your Canvas course through the Leganto Course Reading List tool within Canvas. See the Leganto research guide for information on creating reading lists.

If SJSU does not own a particular book or journal title, we cannot place it on electronic reserves until copyright permission is obtained. If permission is required, our office will look into securing it. All non-copyrighted material such as homework solutions and lecture notes may be placed on electronic reserve without permission.

Please contact your librarian for assistance in identifying electronic resources for your course.

These are guidelines for using portions of lawfully acquired copyrighted works that can be used according to Fair Use as indicated by the U.S. Copyright Office and the Conference on Fair Use.

For more information, see the Copyright and Fair Use research guide. 

Copyright and Fair Use