Requesting Course Materials

We are currently accepting submissions of course reserve materials. To place material on reserve, please complete the Course Reserve Request form.

  • Course materials needed for the first week of classes should be submitted as soon as possible.
Alternatives to print textbooks and other print materials

As long as the Library is open to the Durham College and Ontario Tech community, we will continue to place print copies of textbooks and other print resources on reserve, available for one or three-day loan.  If an ebook is preferred, the Library will make every effort to purchase ebook versions of textbooks for the reserve collection, however, this is often not an option due to the cost and publisher restrictions on ebook sales to libraries.

If the Library is unable to purchase an ebook version of a requested course reserve title,please notify us if you wish us to pursue one or more of the following alternatives:

  • Scanning individual chapters (subject to copyright guidelines) and posting them for online access.
  • Having the library purchase an available ebook (that is not a commercial textbook) in your subject area.
  • Adopting an open educational resource (OER).OERs are freely available educational materials that are openly licensed to allow for re-use and modification. Using OERs ensures that students have free and unrestricted access to their course textbook on the first day of class.
Questions? Please see additional information for faculty and students below.

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