Course Reserves

Our staff can help make it easy to access Library-licensed resources accessible for courses and training programs at Duke.  Materials can be linked from within courses in Sakai, Canvas, or BlueDocs.

Best practices for complying with copyright are to link to articles and books rather than posting copies of these in course sites. We realize it can be challenging to identify the best link for an electronic article or book. For assistance, please see Creating Links to Journal Articles, our Copyright Guide, or email us at

To request a digital version of print material, please submit requests online through our Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan System.

Due to COVID-19-related disruptions, print reserves are temporarily unavailable.

If you have questions about making resources available in academic programs, please email to discuss options.

NOTICE: The information stored in the Electronic Reserves database is protected under the Copyright Laws of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governing the making of photocopies of copyrighted material. The person using this system is liable for any infringement. For more in-depth information see our Copyright Guide.