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Social Work Library Guide

How to Submit Canvas Readings to Library Reserves

Here is the library's guide on Using Canvas to submit Library Reserves. Once instructors have submitted readings for a course in Canvas, the Social Work Library can process them.

The Social Work Library will no longer process reserves from submitted syllabi or from email. The library system allows us to process reserves that have been submitted through Canvas, using the guide linked above. Instructors can add readings through Canvas such as books, articles, videos, podcasts, etc. SWL will process these as they appear in the system.

Instructors must submit Canvas readings one month prior to the next Quarter to guarantee that SWL will be able to process the materials in time for the start of the Quarter.

Copyright and Fair Use

For course reserves, the Social Work Library follows the University's Copyright and Fair Use guidelines. Per these guidelines, the library can scan/photocopy:

  • a chapter or two from a physical book (but no more than 20% of the entire book)
  • an article or two from a physical periodical or newspaper (but no more than 20% of a single issue)

The library also cannot provide access to content that the University does not have an active subscription or electronic license to, as this would require copyright payment. This includes academic journals and news sites to which the library does not subscribe.

For further information, see Copyright for Course Reserves.


Social Work Library Contact

Contact for questions about course reserves, including copyright questions, troubleshooting the ability to view a reading, and any other errors with the Library Reserves tab in Canvas.


Troubleshooting Canvas

Contact for assistance with using Canvas.


Troubleshooting Access to Library Materials

If you have trouble accessing library resources, contact the Library's Identity and Privileges Office here: