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For Faculty: Course Reserves

This guide provides faculty with information about everything related to the CCS Libraries

Setting Up Course Reserve Materials

To place an item on reserve:

  • Fill out the Course Reserve Request Form for required materials only.
  • Allow 14 days for the items to be placed on reserve at the beginning of the semester. This includes single items.
  • Instructors should wait to notify students about reserved materials until after materials have been processed and placed on reserve.
  • Instructors will be contacted if an item is not already owned or readily available. Items CCS does not own will be ordered with notification of reserve status occurring immediately after receipt.

Course reserve materials are available for checkout for 4 hours at a time and may only be used in the Library. If you would like a student to check out material you requested for course reserve for your class for a longer time, you may fill out this form. Please keep in mind that some classes have multiple sections taught by multiple instructors when filling out this form.

Streaming Media Course Reserves

CCS Library offers streaming media through Swank and Kanopy. Only faculty are able to request streaming films, and all such requests are restricted to course reserve material only. When requesting a streaming film, please include a link to a summary of the film (on Rotten Tomatoes, etc.) to ensure we have all the necessary information. To search Swank, click here; to search Kanopy, click here.

Films from Swank can be embedded in Canvas but films from Kanopy require a link to the site. For more information see the how-to page on streaming media.

Although the licensing rights to the streaming media in Kanopy and Swank are purchased for specific courses, the films can be viewed by any member of the CCS community.

College for Creative Studies website