Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2024     Views: 191

Once logged into Canvas (


  1. Click on the Courses book Icon (on the left hand side of the screen):

                               Icon showing a book icon titled courses
  2. Select the course you would like to add reserve materials to.

  3. Under your home tab click on Course Reserves.

                         Icon menu showing Course Reserves highlighted under Home
  4. Click Add Reserve Items.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Icon showing Add Reserve Items in orange                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  5. Click what type of item you would like placed on course reserves and/or purchased by your students.                                                                                                               Icons showing article, chapter, book, audio, video, other file upload
  6. At the top of each request you will be asked to indicate whether the item is required for purchase by your students. The default is always set to No. If you select Yes, the item will be added to the online bookstore as well as placed on reserves through the library.                        Icon showing Required for Purchase by Student? with no and yes options

  7. Make sure you fill out all the sections marked with an asterisk (*).

  8. Click Submit Item at the bottom of the page once you’ve completed your request. 

                   Icon showing submit item in gray box

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