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Course Reserves: Overview


Course Reserves provides students with access to print and electronic materials selected by Texas Tech University faculty and instructors for use as required or recommended reading in specific courses. Professors and instructors may request that materials from the library’s collection be pulled from the library’s collection, provide their own personal copies for use, or request that resources be purchased for use on Course Reserves (some restrictions apply and availability is not guaranteed). Students may access materials on reserve in person by visiting a service desk at the library or online through the Texas Tech University Libraries’ website.

A few examples of materials that can be placed on reserve include:

  • Books and media (DVDs, audiobooks, etc.) from the TTU Libraries’ collection
  • Electronic materials (ebooks, journal articles, book chapters, files provided by faculty and instructors, etc.)
  • Personal copies of materials provided by professors and instructors
  • 3D printed models (see Document Delivery for more information regarding 3D models for classroom use)

Submit a Request

Faculty and instructors may submit Course Reserves requests by clicking the “Make a Request” link below or by navigating to the Course Reserves website located here. More information is available under the “Information for Faculty & Instructors” tab of this LibGuide.

Search Course Reserves

Students may search for materials on reserve for a particular class by clicking the "Search Course Reserves" link below or by navigating to the TTU Libraries’ homepage and clicking on the “Course Reserves” tab above the search bar. More information is available under the “Information for Students” tab of this LibGuide.

Copyright Notice

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.