J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Course Reserve

Instructors may submit materials for electronic or print course reserve.

  • Electronic Course Reserve — Library staff will scan print material and link PDF documents to the instructor's name, department and course number in the library’s online catalog for students to download for the duration of the semester. Should instructors already have an electronic copy of their materials to provide to the library, they may email them to library@mtu.edu together with a completed Course Reserve Request Form.
  • Print Course Reserve — Library staff will hold print materials on reserve behind the desk at the Library Service Center for students to check out for limited time periods during the semester. Instructor-supplied material will be returned at the end of the semester.

To place materials on print or electronic course reserve:

  1. Fill out the online Course Reserve Request form.


  1. Print and manually complete the Course Reserve Request Form.
  2. Bring or send the completed Reserve Form and your materials to the Library Service Center on the first floor. You may also email your completed Course Reserve Form and your electronic materials directly to library@mtu.edu.

While library staff will accept requests at any time and will process them as expeditiously as possible, to ensure materials are available on the first day of classes, instructors are encouraged to submit requests no later than one week prior to the start of classes.