The Yale University Library has significantly expanded its reserves service with a new reserves management system that is fully integrated with Canvas*. This page provides step-by-step instructions for submitting course reserve requests through Canvas.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your local reserves staff with any questions.
*Please note that only persons designated as either an Instructor or TA in Canvas will be able to add/edit Course Reserves. A persons role can be changed by using the People Tool in Canvas.
To start a reserves list in Canvas, please do the following.
Items can be added individually to a reserve list in Canvas. This can be done even after items have been imported from a previous class.
1. Click the link "Add Reserve Items" to add individual items to your reserve list.
2. Fill in as much information as you know. The following information is required:
3. Make a copyright consideration choice. For more information about Course Reserves copyright see Information for Faculty.
4. Tag the item - students will be able to filter by these tags otherwise all materials will appear in one long list. For single digit numerals, use a 0 in front of the digit to keep everything in order (i.e. week 02, assignment 01).
5. Let us know how to obtain the item:
6. If you are uploading a file, you will be prompted to select the file and upload it. Otherwise, you're done - library staff will contact you if there are any questions or problems that merge while processing your request.
Reusing items from a previous class can save significant time in both data entry and reserves processing. This is also known as "cloning."
Import Materials from a Previous List - Use this option if you want to pick and choose materials from previous courses to reuse
If you do not see the class or item you wish to import or need help, please contact our reserves team at email@example.com or your local reserves unit.
For specific Yale course reserves:
Yale Film Archive
Help is available Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Call: (203) 432-1775
Text: (203) 826-2053
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of the copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than in private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The Yale University Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgement fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
1 37 C.F.R. §201.14