Course Reserves & Materials

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Overview

Materials such as books, textbooks, articles, videos, solution sets, and exams that an instructor has selected for use by students enrolled in a specific course are placed "on reserve" at the UW-Madison Libraries. Materials are made available in print, audio-visual or electronic formats.

All UW-Madison library reserves materials are available via My UW-Madison. The Library/Reserve page for your course will contain:

  • Links to online reserve readings (E-Reserves)
  • Links to information about any books or audio-visual items on reserve for your course at a campus library

Depending on the course, you may also find links to research tools such as journal databases and Web sites, tips and techniques for effective library research, and contact information for personal assistance.

Access to these materials is restricted to students currently enrolled in the class. You may need to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) to view and print E-Reserves documents. Streamed audio files require RealPlayer.

If you have questions or need additional assistance please contact us through the Course Reserves Feedback Form.

Access via My UW-Madison

To locate your course reserves:

  1. Login to My UW-Madison at http://my.wisc.edu/ using your campus NetID and password. If you do not have a NetID, go to My UW then click on the Activate NetID link on that page. If your NetID or Password fails or you have difficulty logging in to My UW, call the DoIT Help Desk at 608-264-4357.
  2. Click the tab labeled Learning.
  3. Look under Course Resources to locate the desired course.
  4. Click Library/Reserves to access your library course materials. If this link does not appear please contact us (materials may still be being processed) or contact your instructor. If a course has only books (or other physical items) on reserve in a campus library, and no electronic reserves, you will still see a link to a listing of those materials in the library catalog. Some pages will also contain links to additional library resources for the course such as links to Web sites, databases, journals, and library services.

If you have questions or need additional assistance please contact us through the Course Reserves Feedback Form.

Requirements and Restrictions

Due to copyright law and/or licensing agreements, access to E-reserves materials is restricted to students currently enrolled in the class.

You may need to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) to view and print E-Reserves documents. Streamed audio files require RealPlayer.

If you have questions or need additional assistance please contact us through the Course Reserves Feedback Form.

Non-Library Materials

Some course materials may also be available through faculty or department home pages. Contact your instructor for more information on these materials.

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