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Search Course Reserves

How can I search?

  • Course number or name ("HUMN4345" or "history of American folk music")
  • Instructor's last name
  • Title or author

  • After searching for the course, click on the link for the course name
  • Find the electronic item you wish to access (electronic items will have the text "Available online" to the left of the list)
  • Click on the item
  • At the bottom of the next page, click "Full-Text"
  • If you are off-campus, you may need to enter your Wentworth credentials to gain access
  • For a detailed visual guide to accessing course reserves, view the PDF and video at the top of this page.

  • Check out reserve items at the Circulation Desk
  • You can borrow reserve items for 3 hours
  • It may take longer to obtain some items.
  • Overdue reserve items are subject to fines

Place Items on Reserve

Wentworth instructors may place course materials on reserve using the Add Items to Reserves form; please review our Course Reserves policies in the section below.

Instructors may place books and DVDs on course reserve for the span of 1, 2, or 3 semesters. All course reserves will be evaluated after 3 semesters on reserve. If the Library does not already own a copy of the item, you may choose to provide a personal copy, or the Library will purchase a copy to place on reserve.

Because students can easily access the following materials from their permanent Library locations, we do not place on reserve:

  • Reference materials
  • Issues of print periodicals the Library owns
  • Textbooks*

Due to copyright/licensing restrictions, we do not place on reserve:

  • Items acquired via Interlibrary Loan
  • Instructor's review copies
  • Workbooks
  • Coursepacks
  • Photocopies**
  • Digital publications

*Exception: a personal copy of a textbook may be placed on reserve.

**If you wish to provide access to photocopied portions of copyrighted works or photocopies of your own materials, consider placing these documents in your course module on Brightspace, to limit access to the students who are in your class. For assistance using Brightspace, please contact Teaching & Learning Collaborative (TLC).

Instructors may place books and media on reserve for a specific course using the Add Items to Reserves form.


  • Item in collection: 1 - 5 business days
  • New items: 5 - 10 business days
  • Professor items: 5 - 10 business days
  • It make take longer to fulfill some Course Reserves and we cannot guarantee every Course Reserve.




COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The Schumann Library recognizes that U.S. Copyright Law (as expressed in 17 U.S.C. § 101 ff. and the attendant case law) governs the usage of copyrighted materials, including photocopying or otherwise reproducing a copyrighted original. Individuals are responsible for the fair use of copyrighted materials placed on reserve with the Library. For information on copyright, please see our Copyright and Fair Use Guide.

The Library reserves the right to refuse to place on reserve materials which, in the judgment of the Schumann Library staff, violate U.S. Copyright Law.