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Course reserves

Physical course reserves are available as of Fall 2021.

What are course reserves?

Instructors can make course readings available online through Quercus, the University's online learning management system.

Physical items may also be available for borrowing from the Course Reserve/Short Term Loan desks at a U of T library.

How do I access online course reserves?

Your instructor can make your assigned online course materials available through the Library Reading List module on your Quercus course page.

These materials can include articles, books, web links, and media resources.

If your instructor is using the Library Reading List module: 

  • Look for the LIBRARY READING LIST app in your Quercus course navigation
  • The courses 1) in which you are enrolled, and 2) which have Library Reading Lists, will be listed
  • To launch a course reading list, select the the specific course you want

Having trouble finding or accessing your online course readings in Quercus?  See this help page.

Where are physical course reserves located?

Your instructor can set aside – i.e., 'reserve' – physical items such as books and DVDs in the Course Reserves/Short Term Loan sections of various libraries at U of T.

Check your syllabus or contact your instructor for information about where your assigned course readings are located.

Physical course reserves at Robarts Library are located on the 3rd floor at the Media Commons circulation desk.

For course reserves at other UTL libraries, check individual libraries' website.

–Updated November 8, 2021