Textbooks & Course Reserves

What are Course Reserves?

Texas A&M University instructors can place textbooks and other course materials on “Reserve” for students to access for free through their class portal and the University Libraries. Course Reserves help make class materials more easily accessible and affordable for students.

Course Reserves Login

Students - Check out textbooks & supplemental materials

To access materials that have been "reserved" by your instructor, you can:

  • Log in to Course Reserves to see what your instructors have made available for your class.
    • Online materials will be linked through Course Reserves, or through your Canvas course if your instructor enables Library Reserves.
    • Print books, DVDs, or other physical items will be located at a library front desk. Make note of which library location.
  • Don't see the textbook for your course?
    • Search the Library Catalog to see if we have items that you need.
    • Talk to your instructor about placing a copy of the textbook on Course Reserves, or make the request yourself by emailing your Library Reserves team. Scroll down for contact information.

Instructors - Place materials on reserve & link reserve items through Canvas

To place print or electronic materials on reserve:

  1. Log in to Course Reserves 
  2. Review the Guidelines for Electronic Course Reserve Materials and assess your materials.
  3. Certify you understand the guidelines, if prompted, when you log in to Reserves. Certification is required every 12 months. Once you are certified for the year, the certification screen will not appear.
  4. Input your course in the reserves module and add your items. Visit the Libraries' tutorial page for more information on Library Reserves and how to add courses and items or clone items from previous semesters.
  5. Or contact the Reserves team at your library with your requests so they can begin processing your class materials. See library locations below for contact information.

To link Library Reserve items to your Canvas course: Link Library Reserves to Your Canvas Course (PDF).


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Contact: Beth Chenette

Business Library & Collaboration Commons
1st Floor Help Desk
Contact: Tonya Carter

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Policy Sciences & Economics Library
1st Floor Help Desk
Contact: Megan Hirschman