Course Reserves

Course Reserves Contact Information



Submit Reserves inquiries to



The Reserves Team

Edythe Davidson


Ainsley Cunningham 


Andrea Hubley 







Course Reserves 2021

2021 Reserves course materials are welcomed!

Welcome to Library Reserves Services for online course delivery. Reserves Staff are pleased to assist Faculty with the posting of materials to your Moodle course site. Complete the Request form: Reserves & online supplemental reading lists

Moodle Sites

Reserves Services and Policies

  • Moodle Permission: Reserves staff require permission to access an instructor’s course site; Submit the online Moodle Enrollment Request form to TLCOL. (Use the contact book, search for “Library Account” and select “Editing Course Content Only”.) For assistance contact
  • Citations: Email a word document of the course syllabus or the reading list with full citations to  Ensure that the readings and their corresponding dates are clear. Posting will not begin until full citations are provided.
  • Course Materials: Reserves staff will search MSVU library databases to obtain e-journals and e-books, and will link them to faculty Moodle course sites.  Faculty can submit print readings in PDF format (as per the MSVU Fair Dealing Policy).  Photographs of text can also be submitted. See below.
  • NEW - Universal Design for Learning (UDL): The Library and Print Shop now offers Digital File Processing with UDL services for online course readings.  For details, view the brochure online here, or email
  • Unavailable Materials: If materials are not available through Novanet, faculty are asked to use the Document Delivery service to obtain the item. To request that materials be considered for the MSVU Library’s collection, contact your Liaison Librarian, or complete the Library Materials Recommendations Form.
  • Processing Time: Reserves requests are processed in order of receipt. Significant effort is made to ensure that the majority of readings are posted at the beginning of term.  Due to volume, it may be necessary to post materials as the dates come up, as outlined on the course syllabus.
  • Contact: Submit requests by emailing Edythe Davidson, Ainsley Cunningham, and Andrea Hubley make up the Reserves Team and will be pleased to assist.

Mount Library e-Reserves Policy

The principal mission of the Mount Library is to support the curricular and research needs of the students and faculty of Mount Saint Vincent University. The Library supports members of the Mount community who require access to required and supplemental readings for courses while respecting the copyright of the publishers of such materials as well as keeping with the Fair Dealing provisions in the Canadian Copyright Act. 

Guidelines to the Mount Library Reserves/eReserves service via Moodle

  1. eReserves service provides online access to readings where:     
    • The library has a licence to the material and can create a persistent URL to the reading;
    • The library has a licence to the material and the licence allows the library to make a copy for eReserves;
    • The material is available on the open Web, and the Library can provide a link to it;
    • Articles or book chapters which are owned by you or the library and which fit the criteria of Fair Dealing, or if outside the criteria for fair dealing, for which you have the copyright holder's permission to post electronically to your course site; and
    • Any further permission required for posting to the Moodle system will be sought by library staff on behalf of faculty. 
  2. If you wish to use student's work or other unpublished works, it is good practice to use the Consent form for unpublished works [pdf].
  3. Submit requests by emailing Edythe Davidson, Ainsley Cunningham, and Andrea Hubley make up the Reserves Team and will be pleased to assist.


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