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Access Course Reserves

Accessing E-Reserves via eMerg

E-Reserves via eMerg and Blackboard

eMergIf you are in the MD program, you will use eMerg (Electronic Medical Education Resource Gateway) to access electronic reserve articles, book chapters and other online content. Please contact your instructor if you have questions about where reserve items for your class are located.

If you are in other Feinberg programs, you will use Blackboard to access your electronic reserve articles, book chapters, and other online content. Please contact your instructor if you have questions about where your materials are located. 


Course Reserves (books, etc.) via NUcat

Reserves via NUcat

NUcatTextbooks, DVDs and other physical material that has been selected as a reserve item for a particular course are usually held at the Galter Library Circulation Desk (sometimes referred to as the Reserve Desk), found on the first floor, near the library entrance.

You can search for these items by title using NUcat, the Northwestern online catalog.

Print reserves may be checked out for two hours' use anywhere in the library, and cannot leave the library at any time.


Faculty Requesting Reserves

Use the online submission form in Blackboard to request any type of reserve item (both electronic and physical) for your classes.

  • Sign into Blackboard
  • Select the course you wish to request course reserves for from the My Courses section
  • In the Control Panel menu on the lower left hand side of the page, choose Course Tools
  • Select Course Reserves Administration

The Galter Library usually places a copy of a course's required text or texts on reserve at the Circulation Desk. Instructors' personal copies may be submitted, but the library makes every attempt to purchase books needed for course reserve.

Contact Rodney Jackson at (312) 503-8126 or email Rodney for further information on submitting reserves.

Galter Library Reserves and Copyright Policy

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Updated: April 13th, 2010 05:50

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