Place a course reserve

Submit and track the status of requests for all types of reserves through the online reserve system, including print reserves, ereserves and video/streaming.  We will retrieve items from the library stacks and purchase materials for you.  Just tell us what you want on reserve, and LITS will do the rest.

  • Required readings are automatically placed on reserve.  If you entered your required readings into MyMountHolyoke, you do not need to request them separately for library reserve.  The Registrar's Office provides detailed directions for submitting your readings in MyMountHolyoke.

  • Recommended, optional or supplementary materials must be separately requested.

  • We ask that faculty submit reserve requests 4 weeks before the beginning of each semester. Submissions received after the beginning of the semester will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, as quickly as possible.  If you submit reserve requests after the beginning of the semester, please allow at least 7 days before assigning the material.

  • You are welcome to submit personal items for course reserves at the Circulation Desk. This includes items that will have a portion scanned for ereserves and/or items that will be placed on physical reserves at the main library, the Language Resource Center or the Pratt Music Library.

  • You can give your administrative assistant access to your courses to submit reserve requests on your behalf.  After you log in, choose Full Proxy Users or Course Proxy Users from the Instructor Tools Menu, and enter the Mount Holyoke College username of the proxy.  Full proxy users can submit requests for all of your courses. Course proxy users can submit requests for specific courses only.

  • You will be notified once your request is processed.  You can also track the status of your submissions online.

For additional information on submitting your reserve requests, see below:


  • We will request a copy from another library in the Five Colleges if we do not own a book needed for reserve and cannot  buy it. Please do not borrow the item from a Five College library directly.

  • Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot put coursepacks on reserve.

You will be notified once your request is processed.  You can also track the status of your submissions online.