Course reserves information
We will not offer print reserves services because the Libraries remain closed, but will provide electronic copies of Reserves materials whenever possible.
See the Spring 2021- FAQ for complete information.
Consider online materials for your courses
Please reconsider using textbooks to ensure equitable access for all students. Many textbook publishers, such as Pearson, Cengage, and McGraw Hill don’t allow libraries to purchase electronic copies of textbooks. Some alternatives include:
- Link to content from the Libraries’ collection of electronic resources: e-books, journal articles, streaming media, and other digital materials.
- Adopt open educational resources (OER) that are freely available and allow for re-use and modification.
- Select alternate course materials available electronically in consultation with your liaison librarian.
- If you are the author of a textbook used in an MIT class, the MIT Libraries can work with you to make the textbook available to students. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Suggest a purchase of e-materials.
- Request a scan from the Libraries’ print collections (excluding items unavailable due to the Hayden Renovation) through our Scan & Deliver service or request something the Libraries do not own. See Scanning requests for complete information.
If a class does require a textbook:
- Submit a new request via the TIP form or through Faculty Enlight.
- Cancel/update an existing request by emailing Libraries reserves staff and The COOP as early as possible.
Upload or link materials to your course management system
For help adding content: