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Course Reserves: Home

Information about Course Reserves available at the KU Library.

What are Course Reserves?

The KU Library makes every attempt to acquire a copy of course materials each term based the information we receive from the Online Bookstore and individual professors. Course Reserves come in a variety of formats, such as eBooks, physical books, and other class-related materials, such as PDFs.

If you're having any issues with accessing eBooks, contact the Librarians at (810-762-9598).

If you would like to check-out a physical reserve, contact Circulation at (810-762-7814).

If you would like to place an item on reserve, contact Interim Head of Collections Access, Courtney Cooney, (810-762-7821). She coordinates the ordering and processing of reserves.

eBooks & Physical

All eBooks and Physical Books we have on Reserve each term are available to browse here. You must type in KU in the top search box to filter.


If you would just like to browse physical materials. The library has two types of physical books on Reserve in the library, those owned by professors and those owned by the library. These check-out for 1 day.

The current list of Physical Reserves can be found here. If you need one of the items, please contact Circulation at and we will set-up a secure pick-up using our new Smart Locker system.


Other Materials

eReserves consist of faculty class notes, quizzes, and final exams in PDF format on Blackboard. These reserves are listed under the Course Number and are cross-referenced under the Professor's Name. 

The eReserves are accessible through Blackboard (see information below), and the Course eReserves are found here (must be signed in to Blackboard to view this link).

Interim Head of Collections Access

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