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Using Library Materials for Teaching: Home

Use articles, videos, guides, and other Library resources in the classroom.

Print Course Reserve

Instructors may place library-owned or personal copies of books and other print materials on reserve.

Why place items on Reserve?  
*Provide access to supplementary materials not owned by the library
*Checkout periods for print materials are shorter, so all students may gain access to needed materials.

Reserve Policies:
*Requests must be submitted online
*Allow one week for processing
*Limit 50 items per course
*Loan periods are 2 hours or 1 day

Hodges Course Reserve

Pendergrass Course Reserve

Music Course Reserve


Students can ask for reserve items at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of Hodges Library. Print materials may be checked out at the Circulation Desk for use in the building.

Items placed on electronic reserve are accessible through the library catalog.

  • Search by Course Name, Instructor, Department, Title, Author, or Course Abbreviation.

Place Library Materials in Blackboard

Place library or personally-owned materials in Blackboard:

  • Instructors may work with Library staff to obtain files for teaching use.
  • Instructors may request assistance in finding and linking library-owned articles and other electronic materials in Blackboard.
  • Instructors may request library materials be digitized by OIT’s Digital Media Services (DMS) including digitized text and media. Links distributed by DMS may be posted or published to a Blackboard course site.
  • Instructors may request book chapter or article scans of library-owned print materials when available through the Libraries' catalog. These scans may be posted or published in Blackboard.


Fall 2014 – Library-owned course materials will be available for use in Blackboard and other University-supported platforms.


Locate items placed on Reserve

Use Video in the Classroom

Place Your Own Videos on Reserve!
You may place personal copies of films on reserve for your students to watch at Hodges Library. Bring your VHS or DVD videos to the Public Services Desk and fill out a Video Reserve Form. The videos will be available for your students to check out at the Public Services Desk for in-library use only.

Reserve is not available for library-owned video materials, but students may borrow library-owned video for three hours for use in the building. OIT's Digital Media Service (DMS) provides a full range of digitization services to faculty and instructors if you wish to have library-owned titles streamed to your Blackboard.

The UT Libraries has a diverse selection of streaming video available for use in your research and classes.

* Please suggest titles to your subject librarian that you wish us to purchase so they may be part of the library collection and available for digitization.

Need Help?

Need help?
(865) 974-4473

Visit us at the main desk on the 2nd floor of Hodges Library!