Locating and requesting reserve material 

First, check Blackboard for existing electronic course materials.

If you are unable to locate the materials you need on Blackboard, search the list of Course Reserves or the Falvey Library Catalog.

  • If you find the item as an ebook, click the FIND IT button to open the ebook online. 
    • Refer to the Ebook Guide for additional instructions on accessing, downloading, and printing ebook materials.


  • If the item you need is only available as a print book, ask if the item can be borrowed at the Service Desk.
  • You can also request a scan of a single chapter or range of page numbers. Click the book title, then click Request a Partial Scan near the bottom of the page.
  • You will be redirected to ILLiad Document Delivery. Complete the Article/Chapter request form and submit. You will be notified via email when your scans are available.

Note: Entire books cannot be scanned due to staffing limitations and copyright restrictions. Your scanned material will be delivered electronically within 2-3 business days. 

For faculty

Please visit the Faculty Guidelines for Course Reserves page for more information about placing items on reserve.