Reserves Information for Faculty


Reserve Request Process is for CSULB Faculty ONLY



As an instructor, you may provide Course Reserve materials for your students to access via the library (traditional) or online (electronic).


Reserve Process

To place materials (books/media, book chapters, journal articles) on Reserve for your Course:

  1. Submit Request
    • Complete the Reserve Request form: Fill out Instructor and Course information, and specify the materials you want to place on Reserve.

  2. Wait for email confirmation
    • Once you submit your request, the Reserve Services team will work on it in a timely manner. Please allow one week lead time. You will receive an email when the request has been completed.

  3. Notify students

    • Once you have been notified that all reserve materials are available, provide your students with the course password (as you specified on the Reserve Request form) as well as the URL to access Course Reserves.

Add Additional Items

To Add more materials to your Course Reserve, search for your original request and specify the materials you want to place on Reserve. Please wait for another confirmation email before notifying students of the update.

Browser Requirements

For many of the electronic reserve items you will be using, there are browser requirements that you may need to configure on your computer. Please make sure you have the following:

  • Javascript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Adobe Reader

Frequently Asked Questions