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Reading Lists & Reserves

Reading Lists

Reading lists and Reserves is a library service that works with instructors to make course readings and other assigned materials accessible directly for you and your students in UR Courses. This service includes placing physical items on reserve for short term loan at the Archer library as well as online access to ebooks, book chapters, articles, streaming film/video, websites, digitized materials (where permitted by copyright) and more.

Steps For Instructors:

If you are interested in using this service, library staff will assist you with building your online reading list.  This service includes copyright clearance, material requests, and scanning/digitizing material (where permitted).  

Reading Lists and Reserves requires advance submission of all course lists for each upcoming term in order to purchase new materials, process existing materials and ensure your lists are accessible in URCourses for the start of term:

  • June 1 for the Fall term
  • October 1 for the Winter term
  • March 1 for the Spring/Summer term

Requests received after the above dates will be considered but there is no guarantee items will be available before the start of each term.

All reading lists are completed on a first come first served basis.

To get started:   

  1. Add a new reading list to URCourses
  2. Once you've created your reading list, you can either:

How to add a list to URCourses Send your list to the library

Go to Reading Lists

You can also view a sample reading list to see how it works. For more information, please email  


Information for Students:

If your instructor has created an online course reading list, the easiest way to access that list is through URCourses.

Look for the reading list icon:

Reading List in URCourses

You can also access your reading list directly by logging in with your U of R username and password.

Once you are in your your online list, you can access your readings.

  • E-books and e-journals will have a direct link to the full text.  Click View Online to access. If you are off campus, you will be taken to the University of Regina's authentication page. You will need to enter your U of R username and password to access library licensed materials.
  • You may also find digitized book chapters and articles. Click Download to access.
  • Print books will include details of where you can find the item in the library.