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Course Reserves

How to access course reserves for Oxford College Students and Faculty.

COVID-19/Remote Learning Information

Due to the COVID-19 changes, the Oxford Course Reserves Team must change the way we process reserves for Fall 2020.  If you would like to have items placed on course reserves for your students, you must email the Oxford Course reserves team at: OXRESERVES@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU with your course name and number and items you would like on electronic reserves.

If we do not hear from you, NO items will be placed on course reserves for your classes.  To avoid handling of physical materials, we will prioritize electronic items rather than physical reserves.  We must follow copyright guidelines for any items placed on reserves.


Here are some links to online resources that Emory has available to assist you as you plan for Fall.  

Open Educational Resources at Emory: Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission.–OER Commons

Finding OER for Your Class: Finding the right open educational resources (OER) is the most challenging part of using OER in your classroom. These resources are a great place to start.

Canvas Commons: for learning objects that you can easily add to your class’s Canvas Page.

Streaming Films

Kanopy Streaming: Thousands of streaming videos on all subjects from a wide range of suppliers

Academic Video Online: Alexander Street Press documentaries, ethnographies, etc.

Ambrose Video: Shakespeare BBC

Docuseek2: Documentary and social issues films from a variety of notable distributors

Film Platform: National and international documentaries from a variety of distributors

Met Opera on Demand

Naxos Video Library: Opera, classical music, ballet, concerts, and more

SWANK Digital Campus: Swank is used for course reserves. Swank films do not have public performance rights. 

Individual streaming films may also be found in discoverE if searched by title.

Course Reserves Overview

Course Reserves is a library service that allows instructors to make course materials available to students in the library and/or online.

Because this service manages both physical and electronic items, Course Reserves provides your students with both information on physical reserves available at the library and access to online materials.

Course Reserves employs an online reserves management system that allows you to manage reserves for your course, and provides your students with information on materials available at the library and online.

Course materials can be organized according to timeframe, subject matter or any other designation. 

All courses reserves materials are automatically accessible through Canvas.

Materials Available

Articles, book chapters, syllabi, lecture slides, assignments, and URLs can be made accessible online. Books, DVDs, and other materials owned by either the libraries or instructors can be placed on physical reserve.

Reserve materials are saved for future use and can be reactivated in future semesters, greatly reducing the time and effort needed to prepare for classes.


All content placed on Course Reserves must comply with U.S. Copyright law. 

The Libraries will seek and pay permissions for materials when appropriate based on our guidelines.

For more information, see our Reserves & Copyright page.

Course Reserves Form