Course Reserves and Electronic Course Reserves are course-specific materials set aside by Cal Poly instructors for their students. This material may include books/eBooks, textbooks, articles, solutions, videos or materials in other formats.
Finding / Accessing Reserve Materials
- physical copies of materials (books, textbooks, etc) from the Circulation Desk
- electronic copies (e.g. PDFs) from PolyLearn
Read the checkout guidelines for checkout and return times as well as possible fines.
Library materials or personal copies of faculty's materials can be placed on reserve for student use.
Need help finding relevant library materials for your course? Your College Librarian is happy to help.
Examples of materials that can be placed on reserve by faculty request:
- Book/eBook chapters
- Short stories, essays, poems
- Graphs, charts, pictures, cartoons
- Audio or video material
If requested materials are in the Kennedy Library's subscribed electronic journals or books, we will link to the electronic version in accordance with any licensing allowances.
See the submission guidelines.
Ready to put materials on reserve?
Fill out the Course Reserves submission form.
Concerned about the high cost of textbooks?
So are we. Read more about what you can do, whether you are a student or an instructor.