Reserves Instructions for Students
To Find Course Reserves For Your Class
For reserves at departmental libraries
Search the library catalog, Franklin, by selecting the Course Reserve tab. Choose either your instructor's name from the instructor list or your course number from the course list, or combine the instructor and course search. All materials currently on reserve for the instructor or course will be listed in alphabetical order by title.
For reserves at Van Pelt Library
Please refer to the Penn Libraries Course Reserve button on your course's Canvas page.
Note: Some or all of your course material may be available on Canvas or other courseware, or from a web page set up by your instructor. Check with your instructor if you have questions.
To Access Print Reserves
The largest reserve collection, Van Pelt Reserve, is located on the 1st floor at the east end of the Van Pelt Circulation Desk, next to the entrance to the Moelis Family Grand Reading Room.
Each departmental also has its own reserve collection. Check with the library for the exact location.
To Access Electronic Reserves
The Libraries provides access to reserve material electronically. Journal articles, book excerpts and other materials are scanned and made available through Canvas.
If you are having difficulty accessing course readings which your instructor has put on electronic reserve, review the following hints.
To Add Course Reserves Materials
Ask your instructor to contact the appropriate library reserve department to place materials on reserve, whether physical or electronic. Please note that instructors should allow a week for new requests to be processed, and that only requests submitted by the deadline are guaranteed to be available by the first week of classes.