Course Reserves

Faculty of Niagara University may place books and other physical items (e.g., DVDs) on reserve at the Library. These items will be maintained at the Circulation Desk.

*All materials that may be viewed electronically should now be placed on your Canvas course pages. This allows students access to material from any computer, 24 hours per day. For assistance with this process, please contact Jonathan Coe, coordinator of public services, at or 716.286.8005.*

Reserve Guidelines For Faculty

To place books and other physical items on reserve, contact Jonathan Coe, Coordinator of Public Services, at or 716.286.8005. You may wish to download a Microsoft Word file of the Electronic Reserve Request Form.

The following information is required for reserve

  • Your name, course title, course number with section, your phone number and e-mail address.
  • The complete bibliographic citation for each item.

Instructors usually provide us with copies of items to be placed on reserve. If you need an item that the Library does not own, we will attempt to order it.

It generally takes 24-48 hours to process reserve material. It may take longer at the beginning of the semester. Please allow enough time to ensure that material will be available when students need it

Reserve items may be checked out for two hour intervals from the Circulation Desk with an NU ID.

Removal of Material From Reserve

Before the end of each semester, you will receive a letter indicating what you have on reserve and asking which items should remain on reserve. Please note that repeated use of copyrighted material requires permission from the copyright holder, which we will ask you to provide. If you would like to see usage statistics for your reserve material, please contact Jonathan Coe.