Course Reserves

Gottesman Libraries offers Course Reserves to support instruction and learning in degree-seeking programs at Teachers College. A variety of resource types may be placed on reserve, including Ebooks, print books, journal articles, and streaming films. Need help with Course Reserves? Contact us here.


Course Resource Lists in Canvas

We are pleased to announce that as of the Spring 2022 term, library Course Reserves will be delivered directly into individual courses in Canvas, via a Course Resource List link.


Course Resource Lists is our new, permanent Course Reserves platform and collaborative tool that is located in Canvas and integrated with Educat+, the libraries' catalog.


Course Resource Lists offer several advantages:        

  • Lists will be retained and can be rolled over to subsequent terms
  • Resources are linked to the libraries' catalog, so instructors need not manually update permalinks
  • Instructors can search the libraries' catalog and communicate with the libraries directly from their Course Resource List

We invite you to read more about Course Resource Lists here and to submit your requests by utilizing the options listed under Instructor Resources below.


E-Reserves

Gottesman Libraries provides electronic resources--Ebooks, journal articles, streaming films and more--for Course Reserve use in credit-bearing courses. E-Reserves can be found in your Course Resource List within your course in Canvas, or by searching Educat+.


Print Reserves

Gottesman Libraries provides print material for Course Reserve use, when electronic resources are unavailable. Print reserve materials have special lending periods of two hours designed to ensure appropriate access to all students enrolled in a specific credit-bearing course; they are located behind the first floor services desk of the Gottesman Libraries. Library catalog records for print reserves (indicating call numbers and real-time availability) can be found in your Course Resource List in Canvas or by searching Educat+.


Instructor Resources


Instructions for requesting materials:

Place your Spring 2022 Course Reserves requests here. Your course reserve materials will be delivered via a Course Resource List link within your course in Canvas.


For Summer 2022 onwards, you can place your Course Reserves requests directly from your Course Resource List link on the left navigation menu of your course in Canvas:

  • To upload a list of citations to send to the libraries, click on the UPLOAD IT button and follow the prompts.
  • To create your list from scratch, click on the CREATE IT button and utilize this guide.

We recommend submitting your Course Reserves requests as soon as possible for timely delivery, especially requests for new print materials, which have been taking an average of 4-6 weeks to arrive.


Once your request is submitted and/or your Course Resource List has been published, individual resources can be found by clicking on the "View" links under each item's information:


For questions about your Course Reserves requests or Course Resource Lists,  please email reserves@tc.columbia.edu or contact the libraries here


Workshops are being offered by the Gottesman Libraries in the coming weeks and months; please check the libraries' Events page for more information or email reserves@tc.columbia.edu to set up an individual consultation.


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Student Resources


Locating your Course Reserves:

Once your instructor has submitted a Course Reserves request and/or a Course Resource List has been created for your course, it can be found by logging into your course in Canvas, and scrolling down to the Course Resource List link on the left navigation menu. Individual resources can be found by clicking on the "View" links under each item's information:


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