Course Reserves - Information for Instructors

Information for Students

How to submit course reserves

  • Complete the Course Resources Request Form
  • The form also fields requests for course packs produced by the Bookstore
  • Instructors have the option to select either course reserves or course packs
  • Set up a course site in myCourseLink

Why use course reserves

The Library works with instructors to provide students with access to course readings and related materials (e.g. books, book chapters, articles, textbooks, etc.) in both physical and electronic formats. Some of the advantages of using the Library's course reserve service include:

  • Digitized content that is copyright compliant
  • Persistent linking to subscription-based journal articles for off-campus access
  • Usage tracking statistics, upon request
  • Protected loaning of your personal materials
  • Convenient, reliable and equitable access for your students

MyCourseLink (D2L)

To help the Library meet these goals, course reserve listings and electronic materials are provided to students exclusively through myCourseLink, (also known as Desire2Learn or D2L), Lakehead University’s online learning environment.

There must be a myCourseLink site for your course in order to make use of the Library’s course reserve service.

To set up a course site in myCourseLink:

  1. Log into MyInfo
  2. Click the "Faculty" tab
  3. Click "Class Roster (Current)"
  4. Select the applicable course and click "Continue"
  5. Click "Request an Online Course Site"
  6. Fill in the form and submit

Once activated, your site will provide access to course content exclusively for students enrolled in your course. For further assistance with myCourseLink, contact the Teaching Commons (Tel. 807-346-7730) or email to

Once a course site has been set up please submit your list of items.​

Processing Time

  • If you select the Course Reserve option as your Request Type, please allow up to 7 business days for processing. Processing time may take longer (2-8 weeks) if copyright clearance is required.

Please note, the Library asks for limited permissions to upload course reserve listings and electronic materials directly into your course site. The Teaching Commons will work with the Library to provide only the necessary amount of access. Contact the Library directly if you would like to request alternate arrangements for adding course reserve content into your course site.

More Information

Library Phone Email
The Chancellor Paterson Library (Thunder Bay) (807) 343-8225
Education Library (Thunder Bay) (807) 343-8718
University Ave. Library (Orillia) (705) 330-4008 ext. 2250
Heritage Place Library (Orillia) (705) 330-4008 ext. 2252