Electronic Reserves FAQs


Electronic reserves expands the scope of the traditional "in library” reserve service. Electronic reserves facilitates the distribution of reserve materials (i.e. relevant classroom/educational materials) to students by offering the convenience of electronic access to materials at any hour and from any computer workstation using the Internet. The system permits students to find, view save and print course materials that have been placed on reserve by instructors. Faculty may place a wide variety of materials on electronic reserve including: journal articles, book chapters, syllabi, course notes, assignments, or links to class or course-related websites. See traditional reserves for placing books, theses & dissertations, audiovisuals, and lengthy book chapters on reserves.


Electronic reserves (Docutek ERes) is located online. Users must enter a password, provided by their professor, to view and/or print electronic reserve materials. Contact the Connection Center (3rd floor of the Learning Commons), Research Help Desk (513 745-4808) if you do not know the password. Some electronic reserve materials require document viewers for displaying and printing materials, such as the free, downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader.


  • Anne Davies: (513) 745-4803 or Davies@xavier.edu
  • Sidnie Reed: (513) 745- 4812 or reed@xavier.edu
  • Connection Center (3rd floor of the Learning Commons)
  • Research Help Desk: (513) 745-4808 or askus@xavier.edu