Course Reserves

Faculty and Instructors 

Placing Items on Course Reserves

  • Faculty can request that items be placed on course reserve for any current course they are teaching.
  • Instructors may submit a syllabus with their requests, but this is not required for processing.

Library items can be pulled from the stacks by circulation staff. Any personal copies or photocopies for reserve should be brought to the library by the instructor.

Reserves for library materials take 2-3 days for processing. Please keep this turnaround time in mind when placing items on reserve, so it can be ready when your students need to use the items.

For information on e-reserves items in NYU Brightspace, please visit our NYU Brightspace page.

How to Place Items on Course Reserve

To place an item on course reserve, faculty should contact the access services department at and provide the following information:

Instructor Name
Instructor email
Course Name
Course Number
Material Type
Loan schedule: two-, three-, or five-hour loan

A confirmation email will be sent to you once the request has been completely processed.


Course Reserves Access

Students can visit the Library Information Desk to ask for course reserves by telling Library staff the name of the course the book is held under, and/or the professor’s name and the title of the book. Items will have a two-, three-, or five-hour loan period.

Center for Academic Technology

The Center for Academic Technology (CAT) is the one-stop shop where NYU Abu Dhabi students, faculty, and staff can receive help with their academic technology needs.

The team supports students, faculty, and staff in using technology, software, and equipment for their teaching and research. This team also supports classroom technology services and audio-visual services on campus. They are located in the NYUAD Library.