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Information about respecting Canadian copyright law in your work at Centennial.

What is eReserves?

eReserves is a way to list course materials exclusively for your class online through eCentennial, at no cost. eReserves is fully integrated with eCentennial, making it easy for instructors to create electronic reading lists for students.

 Benefits for Instructors

  • Copyright Compliance Support
  • Ability to duplicate items year-to-year
  • Add tags to your readings (e.g. Week 1, Required)
  • View usage statistics 
  • Easily request and receive course material support from the library


Instructors and students can now easily access the eReserves module in each course section in eCentennial from the course home page Course Resources widget:

When you click on the eReserves button, you are directed to the eReserves list for that course section. 

For detailed instructions on how to use eReserves, download our instruction manual or watch the accompanying video:

   eReserves: Guide for Instructors: PDF


    Instructor's Guide to eReserves: Video 

Copyright Support

 Embedded Copyright Support

When you submit or request material for eReserves, Library staff evaluate copyright and licensing restrictions, and secure permission on your behalf, if needed.

Only copyright-compliant material may be linked or posted on eReserves. Where possible we provide electronic access to materials, but in some cases physical reserve items may need to be used instead.

For information about eReserves copyright, please email or continue browsing this guide.

Service Turnaround Time

Requests may take up to 4 weeks,

While it depends on the nature of the request, please assume there will be a 4 week turnaround time for new requests. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

During peak service times we will need 4 weeks prior to the start of a semester to begin processing full course lists in eReserves. We will highlight priority deadlines for the year. Requests submitted after priority deadlines will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Request early to avoid delays!

Types of Material

WiteReserves instructors can request:


Links to library resources like databases, articles, and eBooks

Weblinks to publicly available resources



PDFs such as Scanned Short Excerpts and Transcripts



Physical items to be placed on course reserves at a campus library



Audio Files



Video Files

‚ÄčNOTE: We do not accept workbooks, custom readers or textbooks supplied by publishers for review due to copyright considerations.

Take a look!

Here is a Student View of eReserves for one course section:

Student view of eReserves List

Contact Us

To contact us about eReserves, please email:


Report an eReserves Issue


eReserves Guide for Instructors


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