Because of the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19 for MIT’s Fall semester, significant changes have been made to the course reserves service to better support the largely online environment. Please find more information on these changes on this page and our guide to electronic resources general collection here.
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.
This is crucial for ensuring that all students have equitable access. We ask that faculty reconsider using textbooks; many, particularly from publishers such as Pearson, Cengage, and McGraw Hill, are not available for libraries to purchase as shareable e-copies. 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 or update an existing request by emailing Libraries reserves staff and The COOP as early as possible.
Faculty and their assistants can upload materials or link to them on their course management system (CMS) site for adding files and scans.
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