Course Reserves

Locating Course Reserves


Students and faculty can use the Western Libraries course reserve system to locate, and in some cases, access their reserve readings.

  1. Go to the Western Libraries homepage or catalogue and click the “Course Reserves” tab.
  2. Type your course code (e.g. LIS 9001-001) OR course instructor’s name (e.g. Smith, John) in the search box and choose the appropriate option (course or instructor) from the options provided.
    **Tip: If you are off-campus, use the Off-Campus Access login located on the left-hand menu to connect to Western Libraries server before you begin searching for your course reserves **
  3. The list of course reserve readings appears in alphabetical order by title. Each item will have a location code in the Call # column, indicating whether the item is behind the desk at the GRC (IMS circ 2HR for books or IMSfile for photocopied articles/chapters) or online (FIMS IMSe-file). To access online material, click on the title and then type in your UWO username and password.

Watch this “The GRC Helps” video tutorial to learn more about your course reserves list and accessing readings.

Requesting Course Reserves (Instructors)

If you’re looking to request a course reserve for your class, please see our full Course Reserves policy.