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Top 10 Things Faculty Need to Know About the Library: 4. Reserves

Traditional Reserves


 Traditional reserves are typically used for books, videos, and other audiovisual materials.


Traditional reserves are part of Circulation within the Connection Center (3rd floor of the Learning Commons).


Megan Martin, Circulation Supervisor, 513-745-4896,

For Faculty


Information about specific reserve materials may be accessed via XPLORE by course or by professor name on computer workstations in the CLC,  Library, on campus, or at home. Materials must be requested and checked out at the Connection Center in the Conaton Learning Commons.


Traditional reserve services are available up to 15 minutes before closing.


A valid Xavier University ID (ALL Card) is required to check out reserve materials.

Loan periods

Depending on the professor's request, loan periods may be:

  • 3 hours closed (must be used in the Learning Commons or Library)
  • 3 hours open (may be used outside the Learning Commons or Library)
  • 1 day
  • 3 days
  • 7 days

Articles in Canvas

We will offer assistance in a variety of ways:

  • Instructions for linking to articles, databases and streaming video here
  • We can scan materials for you to add to your Canvas Course yourself.  Here is a link to a form where you can specify what you want us to scan.
  • We can upload the materials into the files section of your Canvas Course and then you can organize them yourself.  Here is a link to a form where you can specify that we upload the files for you. 
  • We can upload the materials into Canvas and organize them for you with your direction.  Here is a link to a form where you can specify how you want us to organize the files within Canvas.

Staff -CLC room 335.



Getting Reserve Materials