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Course Reserves

The Libraries continues to offer both print reserves and expanded scanning services. Course Reserves are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve requests must be submitted at least two weeks before they are needed by your students. Advanced arrangements are highly encouraged as last-minute requests may not be possible to be processed in time.

In-person courses

For courses in which all students will be on campus, the library offers physical print reserves. Instructors are permitted to place a maximum of 20 books on print reserve per course. Print reserves will be held behind the Circulation Desk and students can check out two reserve books at a time. Reserve books are checked out for two hours and cannot leave the library.  

To place a request for print reserves, review the Reserve Guidelines and fill out the Course Reserve Request Form

Online courses

For courses in which some or all students are remote, the library will provide access to reserve materials in a digital format accessible to all students.

Electronic articles and ebooks from the Libraries’ e-resource collections can be embedded in the LMS, see the Faculty Library Guide for instructions. If you would like the library to purchase an ebook for your course, fill out the Suggest a Purchase form. The request will be purchased by the library only if an unlimited user ebook version is available and budgets allow.

For materials from the Libraries’ print collections, faculty can request scans from books and journals by clicking on the "Request a PDF Scan" button in the library catalog. Library staff will scan the chapters or article and deliver it to your Pratt email. For more information, visit the Scanning Services Guide.


For questions about Brooklyn print and video reserves, please contact

For questions about Manhattan print reserves, please contact

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