Place Items on Reserve: Books & Articles

Electronic Reserves

There is no limit to the number of core required e-reserves readings a faculty member may have on reserve. An e-reserve is a single title of a book chapter, a journal article, or professors' notes, syllabi, or handouts. If the library does not have the article, we will order a copy. Entire books cannot be scanned and placed on e-reserve. Read more about restrictions on e-reserves in our Copyright Policies. PDFs will be made available to faculty via GU Box. PDFs will be scanned with OCR so they are accessible by assistive technology software.


There is no limit to the number of core required books a professor may place on course reserves. Lauinger, Blommer Science Library, and Bioethics Research Library books can be placed on reserve. Lauinger, Blommer, and Bioethics books can also be placed on reserve at the Downtown Georgetown library. If the library does not have the book, a copy will be ordered. Ordering a book for course reserve will take a week or longer, so it is important to submit reserve book requests as soon as possible. Personal copies of books can also be placed on reserve.


To request reserve services, complete and submit the appropriate Course Reserves request form(s):

To expedite your request, please bring books and/or photocopies to the Service Desk after turning in the reserve form. Articles or chapters can also be sent as PDFs to Requests will be processed in the order received. All material on hand will be processed within two business days. Reserves staff can retrieve materials, but it will take longer to process than if the material is provided.