Course Reserves


The Course Reserves service provides free, timely access to course-related print, electronic, and media resources to a large number of students. The UGA Libraries' Course Reserves collections provide restricted access to books and other materials, both print and electronic, free of charge to support University teaching activities.

Course Reserves are available at multiple locations on campus, including the Main Library, the McBay Science Library, the Curriculum Materials Library, the Art Library, the Music Library, as well as the Owens Library at the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design. Course Reserves are also available on the Health Sciences Campus at the Carnegie Library Learning Center.


For Students -

Search Course Reserves in GIL-Find, the UGA Libraries Catalog.

User Guidelines provide detailed information about the Course Reserves service for students.


For Instructors -

Submission Guidelines include detailed information on submitting materials to be placed on course reserve. The Course Reserve material submission deadline for Maymester and Summer Semester 2024 is April 22, 2024.

Submission Form

Course Reserves requests must be in compliance with the United States Copyright Act of 1976. The University System of Georgia provides tools to assist instructors in determining whether their intended educational use of copyrighted material is within fair use. Before submitting material for electronic reserves, instructors should review the Board of Regents Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Works in Education and Research, in particular the section on Additional Guidelines for Electronic Reserves.

For assistance with Course Reserves submissions, please contact the Circulation and Reserves Manager at the Main Library at 706.542.3256 or For Course Reserves assistance at the McBay Science Library, please call 706-542-4535 or email



The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of the copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than in private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The University of Georgia Libraries reserve the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgement fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

1 37 C.F.R. §201.14



Main Library Reserves
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McBay Science Library Reserves