Because of the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19 for MIT's academic year, significant changes have been made to the course reserves service to better support the largely online environment. You'll find information on these changes here and in our Spring 2021- FAQ.
Print reserves cannot be made available in an equitable or practical way due to a large percentage of the MIT community learning remotely, and a recommended 96-hour quarantine period for returned materials. The Libraries will provide electronic copies of Reserves materials whenever possible, and library staff are ready to assist you in finding alternatives.
We ask Faculty to reconsider using textbooks to ensure equitable access for all students; many textbooks, particularly from publishers such as Pearson, Cengage, and McGraw Hill, are not available for libraries to purchase. If, after exploring alternative options below, a class does require a textbook, faculty are asked to either submit a new request via the TIP form or through Faculty Enlight, or cancel / update an existing request by emailing Libraries reserves staff and The COOP as early as possible.
Faculty and their assistants should upload materials or link to them on their course management system (CMS) site to provide persistent links to files and scans.
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