Are course reserve books, articles, DVDs, etc available during the temporary suspension of services?


There is no access to physical reserves, DVDs or articles in print at this time. However, books from the circulating collection at Scott Library can be requested by faculty and graduate students using our curbside pickup service

To find library resources online, please search OMNI for available items, including articles and streaming videos by limiting to online availability and relevant format type as explained in this section of our Finding Scholarly Materials Online Guide. For items on course reserve, search by course code (example: HUMA1010) or instructor's name or the title of the book to see if any materials are e-reserves, e.g., e-articles or e-books.

Students should contact their instructors to see what modifications may have been made to assignments and readings for courses in light of the current situation.

Instructors should contact their subject librarian to determine availability of alternative formats for courses they are teaching or they may consult our Finding Scholarly Materials Online Guide. If they cannot find the item in online format with York University Libraries, they may send an email to to see if an online version of the resource they need can be purchased and then linked to from a Moodle or other LMS using permalinks (see the Libraries’ Permalinks Guide  for more information on how to create a permalink).  Note that e-textbooks are generally not available for purchase by the Libraries.





  • Last Updated Aug 19, 2020
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  • Answered By Betty Irving