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

What is eReserves?

New! eReserves, or Electronic Reserves, is a new service being offered by the library.

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 request and view items.

What's different from physical course reserves?

  • Copyright Compliance Support
  • Online access to course materials
  • Ability to duplicate items year-to-year
  • Add tags to your readings (e.g. Week 1, Required)
  • View usage statistics 

*Please note that this service is currently in its pilot phase for the Winter 2019 term.


 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

eReserves Workshops

Want to learn more? Register for a short introductory workshop.

Information                      Introduction to eReserves

Register Friday, May 3, 2019 at 1: 00pm to 1:30pm

Start off with this half-hour session to get a brief demonstration of a student's view of eReserves and how instructors can initiate and then request an item through the eReserves module in eCentennial.


                  What Your Students Want You to Know about eReserves

In this one-hour interactive session you will learn everything you need to know to get started with eReserves. Leave this session ready to initiate the eReserves module in eCentennial, request and duplicate items, tag and sort the reading list and view usage statistics.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM Progress
Register Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 11:00 AM  Ashtonbee
Register Thursday, June 06, 2019 at 12:30 PM Story Arts Centre
Register Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM  Morningside
Register Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM  Progress
Register Wednesday, August 07, 2019 at 10:00 AM  Progress

& a Webinar is forthcoming...

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

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. 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!

Sneak peak!

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

Contact Us

To contact us about eReserves, please email:

Copyright Services Librarian

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