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Baltimore MD 21201-1512

Reference: 410-706-7996
Circulation: 410-706-7928

Course Reserves

This guide provides basic information for faculty and students about course reserves at the HS/HSL.

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Faculty must submit a syllabus/course reading list to HS/HSL Course Reserves in the Circulation Department or send it via email to Up to 50 required readings (no recommended readings), will be placed on reserve.

In order to expedite processing, please include your name, phone number, class size (needed to obtain copyright clearance), course number, section and title, and the date items should be put on and taken off reserve. Full citations are necessary in order to accurately process the items. Items without a citation will not be put on reserve.

Once a reading list is processed, the faculty member will receive a password for the course. NOTE: Faculty members are responsible for distributing the password to students.

Faculty FAQ

Frequently asked questions by faculty regarding course reserves.


The HS-HSL Course Reserve staff will take care of copyright permissions for readings placed on reserve. Most E-reserve pages are password-protected. If you're curious about copyright issues in general, the following library guide explains copyright issues for faculty.