E-Reserves Guidelines

The University of Delaware Library Electronic Reserves service scans paper copies of instructional materials submitted by faculty into PDF format and makes them available to University of Delaware students via DELCAT Discovery. Material to be scanned needs to be provided on 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of paper that can be processed by a scanner with an automatic document feeder. The University of Delaware Library will provide URLs to articles and book chapters requested for course reserve if these are held in its collection of electronic resources. If faculty do not have a copy of the needed reading and the Library does not have access to the reading in its collection of resources, please contact Derek Dolby, Coordinator, User Access and Support at ddolby@udel.edu or (302) 831-3122 for assistance.

A Course Reserve Reading List form in Microsoft Word format, specifically for processing Electronic Reserves material, is available here. You may submit a completed form and paper copies of materials at the Morris Library Help Center or through campus mail. An Electronic Reserves reading list of citations of articles or book chapters available in the Library’s collection of electronic resources may be submitted at https://library.udel.edu/reserve/ers/. Any PDFs of articles or book chapters may also be submitted using this online form.

Course Reserve staff will confirm receipt of your Electronic Reserves reading list and material via email. Confirmation will include, when needed, a password assigned by the library, which you will need to provide to registered students in your course in order for them to access your Electronic Reserves material in DELCAT Discovery.

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