The Reserve and eReserve collections provide access to course-related materials that are required or recommended by instructors. Reserve materials are available during all open hours through the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the University Library. eReserve materials are available online 24-7, through D2L.

Reserve checkout periods and fines and fees are available online. Reserve materials may generally be renewed one time.

Resources for Faculty

Request Form to Place Items on Reserve/eReserve
  • The following items may be placed on reserve:
    • library-owned books, videos, and CD's
    • personal copies of books, videos, and CDs, and sample papers and tests
  • Items obtained via UB or Interlibrary Loan are not candidates for Reserve.
  • Please contact the Acquisitions dept. if an item you need for Reserve is not available through the library's collection.

Candidates for eReserve content:

  • Short excerpts (10%) or a single chapter from a book
  • Individual journal, magazine, or newspaper articles
  • Instructor-generated materials such as syllabi, lecture notes, or study guides
  • Music and classroom lectures in MP3 or MP4 format
  • Links to journals, articles, videos, or eBooks available through the Library's databases
  • Hyperlinks to existing web pages
  • Streaming video: Requests for streaming video may be maded by contacting the Reserve department directly.

Instructors may submit course syllabi or reading lists to the Reserve department prior to the beginning of the semester in lieu of completing a request form. Reserve staff will retrieve library-owned items for you.

For further assistance please contact us: (715) 346-3349 or email

Purchase Request Form for Items to Add to Reserves

General limits on purchasing for Reserves:

  • We will add 1 copy for every 15 students enrolled.
  • The Library will charge-back the department for 1st, 3rd, 5th, etc., copies.
  • Reserve funds will purchase 2nd, 4th, etc., copies.

Requests for streaming video may be made by contacting the Reserve department directly.

For information about replacing VHS tapes with DVDs, please visit this page: DVD Replacement of VHS Tapes.

For further assistance please contact us: (715) 346-3349 or email

Statement on Copyright and Reserves

The Library abides by the United States Copyright Act of 1976, as well as the fair-use provisions of Section 107 regarding the making of copies for classroom use. We use four factors in determining fair use:

  • The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit education purposes;
  • The nature of the copyrighted work;
  • The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole;
  • And the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The Library's reserves provide access to supplementary course materials in support of the University's academic mission, and access to the system is limited to faculty and to UWSP students actively enrolled in courses.


Collection open during general library hours.

Contact Info

General Info

Terri Muraski
209 ALB