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 Electronic and Print reserve. Need help with your Course Reserves requests? Please email us at reserves@tc.columbia.edu.


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
  • Instructors can search Educat+ and communicate with the libraries directly from their Course Resource List
  • Resources are linked to the libraries' live catalog, so instructors need not manually update permalinks

We invite you 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 reserves 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. Catalog records for print reserves (indicating call numbers and real-time availability at the library) can be found in your Course Resource List in Canvas or by searching Educat+.


Instructor Resources


Instructions for requesting materials:

Course Reserves requests can be placed directly from your Course Resource List, found on the left navigation menu of your course in Canvas (accessible 90 days before the start of classes):

  • 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 to Course Resource Lists for instructors
  • You can also email reserves@tc.columbia.edu with your requests

We recommend submitting your Course Reserves requests as soon as possible for timely delivery, especially requests for new print materials.


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.


Introductory workshops for faculty and instructional staff are being offered by the Gottesman Libraries; 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 published 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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