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Print Readings on Library Reserve

Faculty can place high demand print books including textbooks and other materials on Reserve for their students by signing into Blackboard and following these steps. Due to their high demand, these reserve items have a much shorter loan period, ranging from two hours to three days.

University and government safety guidelines require a 72-hour quarantine period for all borrowed items. We are exploring options and developing processes to facilitate access to items placed on print Reserve. Stay tuned for details.

Students can borrow items placed on Reserve by their professor using their MacEwan ID card at the Library Services desk located on the 2nd floor of the John L. Haar Library.

Digital Materials and Print Readings in Blackboard

MacEwan Library staff can make digital copies of materials located in the Library’s physical collection, such as a book chapter or DVD. These materials can then be made available for your students in Blackboard.

Faculty please log into Blackboard and follow these steps to have print or physical media added to your online course. 

Link in Blackboard to online articles, ebooks, or streaming media licensed by the Library and available for immediate use.​ Most of the ebooks, articles, and streaming media in the Library's digital collection includes concurrent or unlimited simultaneous users. The Library's digital collections DO NOT need to be placed on eReserves, rather faculty can simply link to online materials.

Students your course specific readings and digital materials can be accessed in a few ways. They are available in Blackboard, or some readings can also be accessed through https://ereserves.macewan.ca/.

Faculty, need help locating or selecting readings?

Subject librarians have disciplinary expertise and can assist with locating, updating, replacing, or selecting reading materials for your courses.


For Print Readings on Reserve allow at least two weeks to ensure items are available for the first day of classes.

For Digital Materials and Readings in Blackboard allow four weeks, or six weeks for requests that exceed fair dealing and where copyright permissions must be obtained, to ensure items are available for the first day of classes. 


If you have questions related to making your course materials available on print Reserve or in Blackboard email reserves@macewan.ca

If you have questions related to copyright email copyright@macewan.ca