UC Berkeley Library

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how

Course reserves during COVID-19

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Students: Get free, digital access to books, articles, videos for your classes

Are you concerned about the high costs of course materials — whether they’re books, articles, or videos? The Library can help! Before registering for a course, you can ask the instructor whether the material will be available via e-reserves, which will provide you with free access to the required materials. After you register, you can look this up in bCourses, if the class has a bCourse site. You can also contact the Library’s e-reserves team at ereserves@lists.berkeley.edu with questions or comments. 


Instructors: Seeking help with course reserves?

Fall 2020 semester: Due to COVID-19 service disruptions, the Library is not accepting print or other physical materials (such as DVDs) for course reserves for the remainder of 2020. The Library is ready to help instructors identify digital options for their course readings to ensure they remain accessible to all students — whether they are on campus or learning remotely. Please email your syllabi (and related list of course pack readings) to us at ereserves@lists.berkeley.edu

Spring 2021 semester: Please submit your spring semester course list of required books, articles, and videos by email to ereserves@lists.berkeley.edu starting Oct. 19, 2020 to ensure they are available for your students by the start of classes. We are prioritizing all required readings; recommended readings will be provided as time allows. After Dec. 4, 2020, requests will be processed as they come in, but without a guarantee that they will be available by a certain date or in time for the start of the spring semester.