Libraries Course Reserves – Spring 2021

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UGA Libraries will continue to provide course reserve services for faculty planning their courses for spring semester, with some changes due to the continuing COVID-19 situation. Requests submitted by December 11 are guaranteed to be completed and accessible by the first day of Spring Semester classes, January 13.

The Libraries encourage instructors to utilize electronic course reserve resources, which can integrate with eLC and limit students’ need to access physical materials and spaces. Electronic course reserves also position faculty for greater flexibility with hybrid, asynchronous, or online instruction and ensure that students can access materials on time, as physical materials must be quarantined between uses.

As faculty members prepare their spring course syllabi, UGA librarians can aid in the preparation of supplemental materials. Faculty members can request electronic versions of books and materials, including the scanning of journal articles and book chapters, or consult with research and instruction librarians in their subject area to consider alternative materials. For questions about the fair use of materials, see the Copyright and Fair Use Statement or contact Mariann Samuel at

For faculty members who wish to reserve physical course materials to be held within a library location, options include a 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day loan period. Physical course reserve materials will be quarantined for 72 hours after each use.

Physical course reserves may be circulated from any of the following locations: Main Library; Science Library; Curriculum Materials Library-Aderhold Hall; Veterinary Medicine Reading Room-main campus CVM building; Music Library-Hugh Hodgson School of Music; Art Library-Lamar Dodd School of Art; Carnegie Library Learning Center- Health Sciences Campus.

To request electronic or physical course reserve materials, complete the online form at

For streaming or physical media reserves, please contact the Media Desk at

For questions about course reserves, contact Ben Lawrence at (Main Library) or Brenda Robbins at Library).