Course Reserves

Course Reserves News

2019 Reserves course materials are welcomed!  It is appreciated if faculty submit their requests as soon as possible; this helps to ensure that all Moodle course readings and Reserves print material will be accessible to students for the beginning of the new term. Reserves requests are processed in order of receipt.

If faculty require readings to be posted to their Moodle course site, please email a word document of the course syllabus or the course reading list, with full citations, to Faculty must also fill out the Moodle Enrolment Request Form to give the Reserves team access to their site. Using the contact book, search for “Library Account” and select “Editing Course Content Only”.  If you have any questions about the form, please contact Hanaa Aboushahla or Jennifer Rizwan at

Reserves staff will digitize materials from MSVU owned books, other Novanet libraries’ material, as well as faculty owned items (as per the MSVU Fair Dealing Policy). If materials are not available through Novanet, faculty are encouraged to use the document delivery service or contact their liaison librarian to request that the materials be considered for the MSVU collection.

Mount Library Reserves / eReserves 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. The service is free for all faculty. 
  2. Requests for books on reserve will be placed on limited term available at the Library Access Services desk for borrowing.
  3. The service also provides single copies for specific purposes, identified in advance to library reserves staff.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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].
  6. Requests should be submitted to the Library Reserves Team, Edythe Davidson (457-6205) and Ainsley Cunningham (457-6505), or by emailing You can also drop by in person. Edythe and Ainsley are always happy to see you!


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