Course Reserve

Course Reserve is a library service to obtain and present all physical and electronic readings and audio visual content together in one system for a course. [Browser recommendation: Use Chrome or Firefox for course reserves. Do not use Safari.]

  • For Students

    If your course uses Moodle, log into your course Moodle via your WesPortal and access your Course Reserve list from there.

    If your course does not use Moodle, log directly into the Course Reserve system:

    • choose "Find Lists"
    • search for your course code (e.g. CHEM102)

    For physical items, such as print books and DVDs, the list will indicate whether the item is held in Olin or the Science Library. For items in Olin, go to the Reserve Desk. It's located on the first floor—from the lobby, go left at the circulation desk, then right at the end of the hall. The Reserve Desk (and a worker who can help you) is across from the printer/copiers.

    Reserve items in SciLi are held at the circulation desk, which is located to your right as you enter. A worker at the desk can retrieve the needed items for you.

    Your Wesleyan ID card is also your library card, so remember to bring it with you.

    Contact us
    if you have questions.
  • For Faculty

    See the Library Course Reserve guide for specific instructions on creating and adding items to a course reserve list. Obtain a permanent URL (permalink) for the list and share this URL with your students through your course syllabus or website.

    To add items to a course reserve list

    • Log in directly to the Course Reserve system.
      Select the “New List” option to create a list and add items; include the course code in the Title of your list so the library can recognize which class the list belongs to.    


    • Log into Course Reserve module in Moodle via your WesPortal.
      Find "Create/Connect to Library Course Reserve" and click to "Edit title," and change the availability to “Show” from “Hidden from students.”

    Need help?

         Moodle related questions
         General / introductory / overview questions  (
         Placing/requesting specific items on reserve  (

    Contact Reserve Staff

         Scott Antonio (Olin Reserve)                                                                                                  Malinda Johnston (Science Reserve)