A quick guide to electronic and in-house reserves.

Electronic Reserves (eReserves) system is unavailable

The library's Electronic Reserves (eReserves) system is still down. Due to unforeseen complexities associated with restoration of the system, it is still unknown when the service will be fully operational again. 

Please note that many of the materials linked to in the eReserves system are available from the library's subscription databases or catalog. So it is possible in some cases to access the required reading from the library system. While the electronic reserves service remains offline, we suggest the following steps for students and faculty to take:


  1. Check if item is available from one of our online databases or catalog. Contact or use the chat widget on our homepage for assistance with this step.
  2. If the item is not available from our online databases or catalog, the student should notify the instructor immediately. Lack of access will be an issue for all students so the instructor needs to know this. Once the instructor is aware of the lack of access, the instructor can make the necessary adjustment to the syllabus or accommodation for students.


  1. Check if item is available from one of our online databases or catalog. Contact or use the chat widget on our homepage for assistance with this step.
  2. If item is not available from our online databases or catalog, we recommend the instructor take either of the following actions:
    • Submit a interlibrary loan request using the Regis Library. Due to the pandemic, please note that delivery of ILL requests may take several days, even weeks depending on the content type. 
    • Use an alternate reading that is available online from the the library databases or catalog. Contact or use the chat widget on our homepage for assistance with this step.

Electronic Reserves

Articles and other materials intended for non-commercial educational use by all students in a class may be placed on electronic reserve or in-library reserve at the library. Materials will only be placed on reserves at the request of the faculty member, course instructor or course designer. Requests will be processed in the order of receipt. Regis Library will make every effort to accommodate requests for electronic course reserve and in-library reserve but may need to restrict inclusion of materials for copyright reasons. According to fair use guidelines, reserve readings are meant to supplement course text materials, not supplant them. We will make every effort to process your requests and have materials posted as soon as possible.

Faculty can access electronic reserves and manage their material by logging into e-reserves.

We recommend faculty and staff submit materials, check course availability, and verify course materials at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. If material is received once the semester has started, processing time could take up to 1 week, depending on e-reserve volume.

General copyright rules:

1) Only 10% of a book may be used for electronic reserves.

2) Only one chapter from a book, or one article from a journal issue.

For detailed information on copyright please see Regis University's Copyright Policy

Electronic Reserves FAQ

Electronic Reserves - Instructions for faculty

In-House Reserves

Books, articles, government documents, videotapes, audio recordings, and other materials may be placed on reserve at the Access Services Desk. Course reserves are restricted to currently enrolled students. Typically materials are placed on a 2-hour reserve check-out.

To submit in-library reserve items please use submission form.

Items that cannot be placed on in-library reserve:

  • Prospector, Interlibrary Loans, and movie rentals
  • Copied movies
  • Copied audio recordings
  • Multiple copies of an article
  • Expired off air tapes
  • Course packs


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Welcome to the Reserves Guide.  Use the tabs on the left of this page to find guidelines, reserve forms, and copyright information. Remote access to electronic reserves requires a RegisNET account. For help please see the Ask Us section.

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