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Utilize Library Resources


Place textbooks on Library Reserve

Course Reserve service allows instructors to set aside books and articles for class use, or to make articles or book excerpts available through Canvas. Reserve items can be requested through your course site in Canvas.

Place items on reserve by following the instructions on, by contacting the reserve department at or by calling 847-491-7681.

Video tutorials are also available online:

  • Putting items on hold for your class AKA Course Reserves
  • Linking Articles to your Canvas Pages

Create alternatives to course packets

Sometimes course packets contain journal articles and book chapters that students have free access to via the library’s¬†subscriptions to online databases and e-book collections. Instead of going through a printing company that will charge for copyright clearance, consider using library databases to link to your assigned readings in Canvas.

Syllabi Review

To see if the library has access to your assigned readings via subscription databases, start by searching NUsearch or simply email us your syllabus or reading lists and we will send you the links when available. Contact to get started.

Once you have the links to the readings, you can add them directly to your Canvas course. See the video tutorial for instructions.