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Library Course Materials (LCM) by Leganto

Create Reading Lists using the Library Course Materials tool in Canvas. This tool integrates electronic articles, streaming media, digitized content, physical materials, and more into a single list so students can access all their course materials in one

What are course reserves?


Course reserves are resources that are set aside for specific courses. They may be digital - a permalink provides access through Reading Lists, or they may be print. Print materials are placed in the course reserves section behind the service desk on the 1st floor. Print materials have limited loan periods that are determined by the professor. Options are 1 day, 2 hrs, or 3 days. 

Students may also lookup reserve material by other professors from the Course Reserves Library Page.



Submitting a course reserve request through a Reading List


Follow these three steps to set up your course reserve:  

1. Select Add Items, and then "Find a Library Resource" from the right hand menu.

Search for physical items in the catalog by title or ISBN using the San Jose State Collections scope and enter the desired resource to the reading list


2. You’ll be greeted with a pop up window asking to indicate a loan period for the resource. Options are 2 hr, 1 Day, 3 Day, Digitize pages or chapters, and None of the above. Provide citation only.  Select the desired option.


3. Send to the Library by clicking the ellipsis menu to the left of the citation. 


*Be sure your reading list is associated with your course before sending to the library.



Didn't find the book in the library catalog?


Please contact your librarian to find the best option for new material. Electronic formats are provided whenever possible. If the print format is the only option, a purchase request may be submitted and sent to course reserves for processing.



Instructor-owned materials for course reserves


Follow these steps to place instructor-owned material in course reserves:

Select Blank Form to manually add the citation to the reading list.


Enter the title, author, and source type. Be sure to also check the box Personal Copy.

You will be greeted with a pop up window for material the library does not own.

Select “This is my personal copy that I will bring to the library.”


You’ll be greeted with a subtle reminder to bring the copy to the library in the next screen.


The citation will be updated with the “Reserves Personal Copy-Library 1st floor. Click on Add Tag to assign the loan period, 2 hr, 1 day, or 3 days. If a loan period is not selected, the default loan period is 2 hours.


Send the citation to the library for processing.