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Course Reserves: Information for Students

Reserves at Yale

Types of Reserves

The required and suggested readings for Yale courses are typically placed on course reserve. These may take two forms.

Finding Reserves

In Classes*v2 or Canvas, you will find a "course reserves" link on the left. Click this link to see reserve materials. You may click on the tags above the list to filter results by relevant week or subject.

Print Reserves

Print reserves are generally shelved separately from the rest of the books in the library. Some reserve materials at Bass are shelved with the general collection. Ask at the circulation desk in the individual library for their location. 

Print reserves have varying loan lengths which are noted in Orbis. Check at the circulation desk at your library for details.

Print reserves cannot be renewed.

Note: Significant fines will apply when reserve materials are held past the time when they are due back. See more fine information below.


E-reserves are linked from within Classes*v2 and Canvas. If you have difficulty accessing a reserve item please email the library immediately at or ask at a circulation desk. We wil attempt to identify the problem and restore access as soon as possible.


If you cannot locate a print item, or if you have trouble linking to an ereserve, please contact staff right away. 

If a print item is lost, notify our staff and then try Borrow Direct. 

Get Started

To submit your course reserves, go to either:



Contact Reserves Staff

For specific Yale course reserves:

Arts Library
Phone: 2-2643

Bass Library
Phone: 2-1872

Phone: 2-3439

Divinity Library
Phone: 2-5288

Medical Library

Music Library 
Phone: 2-5549

Get Help

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