Electronic Reserves

All electronic reserve materials are now accessible in Canvas.  

Submitting Requests

Forms are available online. Resource Sharing Staff can scan materials for you, upload past Electronic Reserves readings into Canvas, and/or manage your Electronic Reserves readings into Canvas.

Turnaround Time

Please allow 5 to 7 days to process electronic reserves requests at the beginning of each semester.  Submitting requests early will expedite your requests.  The library processes materials in the order that they are received.


U.S. Copyright Law and its fair use provisions will be followed by the library in providing electronic reserves. Faculty members are responsible for acquiring all necessary copyright permissions and providing a written copy of permission to the library if needed. The library will not place materialsin Canvas,  and/or will remove materials, if needed copyright permission is not acquired by the faculty member. The library will not be responsible for seeking and managing copyright permissions but some assistance in obtaining copyright permission may be available. The library will not place materials in Canvas without copyright permission if the nature, scope or extent of copy is judged by the library to exceed the reasonable limits of fair use or is otherwise unsuitable for distribution. For more information please consult the library's copyright page.

Want to Do It Yourself?

Faculty can place their own items in their Canvas course. Contact Resource Sharing staff if you want us to provide you with a copy of your past Electronic Reserves materials.


We are located on the first floor of McDonald Library.  Our hours to assist you are between 10 – 4:30 Monday – Friday.

Sidnie Reed  reed@xavier.edu  (513)745-4812

Anne Davies davies@xavier.edu (513)745-4803