About Reserves

The New School Libraries provide access to course content including articles, books, statistical sources, videos, scores, etc. through Canvas or any of The New School Libraries’ locations. Please see our Reserves FAQ or watch our Reserves How-to Videos for more information.

Placing materials on reserve ensures that: 

  • Materials are assessed for fair use and used in accordance with copyright law; 
  • Access is stable and secure; 
  • Potential non-tuition costs are limited for students. 

Fall 2023

The New School Libraries remain dedicated to helping you plan for Fall 2023 and beyond, providing you and your students access to the resources you need.

Request Your E-Reserves

Request your course materials through the Course Reserves service in Canvas as soon as possible. While course assignments may change or be added at the last minute, the more lead time we have to get the material ready for you, the better, particularly if content needs to be licensed (such as streaming video) or requires copyright clearance. Even if the content has been used in the past, there is no guarantee that the material will still be available. Most streaming licenses need to be renewed annually.

The New School Libraries provide online access to academic resources including articles, books, case studies, statistical sources, etc. Physical reserves are available at all library locations for material that cannot be provided online. The Libraries also provide scanning services for material that is in our physical collection, but we may need to secure copyright permission depending on the amount requested. Please note that print book delivery may take up to 8 weeks for material to arrive, so put your requests in early!

Questions about alternatives? Please Ask Us!

Additional Support and Information

For more information and to view our quick video tutorials, please see the Reserves Guide. To learn more about ensuring the accessibility of your online course content, please read our Accessibility FAQ.

Please do not hesitate to Ask Us, set up a research consultation, and/or get in touch with one of your Subject Librarians! As our services continue to evolve, we look forward to any questions or feedback you have.