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Course Reserves Student Information 

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Student Access to Print Reserves:

  • Print Reserves are located at the Circulation Desk and are searchable in the course reserve catalog
  • Print Reserve materials must be returned/handed to a staff member at the Circulation Desk during open hours or in the Outside Book Return when the library is closed.

Student Access to Electronic Reserves:

  • Electronic Reserves are searchable in the course reserve catalog and are viewable as full-text documents. Most e-Reserve materials are password protected. Faculty teaching courses with assigned e-Reserve materials will distribute passwords to students in those courses.
  • To access certain e-Reserves from off campus (those available through ResearchPort), students will also need their 14-digit library barcode numbers located on the back of their Gull cards.

Passwords and Authentication for e-Reserves:

There are two types of authentication for e-Reserves:

1. The first type is a password supplied by your course instructor (Blackwell Library staff cannot provide passwords).

2. The second type of authentication will happen when accessing e-Reserves from off-campus through ResearchPort.  You will be directed to the ResearchPort login screen, where you will be asked to enter your 14 digit library barcode (located on the back of your ID card) and your last name. 
Locating Course Reserves Material (View the Online Tutorial):
– Access the Course Reserves module via…

  Option A: the Salisbury University home page (  Move your curser over
  the ‘Library’ link on the left and click ‘Course Reserves’ from the pop-up menu box that
  appears, then click on the 'Connect to Course Reserves' link near the top of the page.


  Option B:
the SU Blackwell Library home page (  Click on the
  ‘Course Reserves’ link from the left-hand navigation bar, then click on the 'Connect to
  Course Reserves' link near the top of the page
STEP 2 – Click on 'Find My Course Reserves', then search by 'Instructor', 'Department', or 'Document Keyword'.
STEP 3Choose from the drop-down or type in keywords, then click the SEARCH button.
STEP 4Choose the appropriate course, then read and click ACCEPT to the copyright statement. (Note: Some courses are password protected at the course level, others at the document level. Whenever you are prompted, type in the password provided by your instructor.)
STEP 5If it is a hard copy item, give the book number to a Circulation Desk staff member and he or she will retrieve the item for you; for electronic items, go to STEP 6.
STEP 6 –  For e-Reserves, click on the appropriate item. In the screen that opens, click on the file name next to the document icon. (Please allow a few seconds for download.)
STEP 7 – A scanned copy of the e-reserve item will open.

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