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Electronic Reserves Transitions to Canvas

Date: July 30, 2013


CONTACT: Susan Beck, NMSU Library, (575) 646-5091,

As the start of the new academic year approaches, the Library’s Electronic Reserves service is taking a new direction.  Departing from a library-hosted, web-based system, electronic reserves, or e-reserves, will be made available for direct uploading into instructors’ Canvas pages.  This change will result in a more accessible, course-specific location for supplemental instructional materials. Reserves staff at Zuhl Library will continue to support e-reserves by offering many of the same services as in the past. These include checking copyright, scanning, creating permalinks (when available), and retrieving library materials from the collection for either physical or electronic access. However, rather than Reserves staff uploading e-reserve materials into the library’s system, they will now e-mail the electronic files or permalinks to instructors to upload into Canvas.  Instructors may continue to submit their Reserves requests in person at the Zuhl Service Desk or online at

The Reserves staff will be available to provide assistance to instructors who are interested in uploading e-reserve files to Canvas.  Assistance with uploading will also be available through  Academic Technology at or by phone at 646-5125.

Physical reserves will continue to be processed in the traditional manner with materials available for check-out at the Zuhl Service Desk.  Please visit the Library’s Reserves web page at for an overview of  services and guidelines.

As the new procedures for electronic reserves are implemented, processing may take slightly longer than usual.  Instructors are strongly encouraged to submit their requests as early as possible to ensure that they will be available for students when needed.  As always, requests will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Please contact Kimberly Miller, Library Specialist, ( at 646-4441 or Susan Beck, Access Services Department Head ( at 646-5091 with any questions.


July 30, 2013 Categories: News Electronic Reserves Transitions to Canvas