Faculty Support for Course Reserves

Pitts Theology Library will put materials on reserve for any course offered through Candler School of Theology or the Graduate Department of Religion. Books and other physical items are available for students to check out at the Pitts Theology Library circulation desk. Electronic reserves, such as online articles, websites, and streaming films are accessible through Course Reserves.

Request Physical Items (Books & DVDs) for Your Course

Add Electronic Items to Your Course

Copyright Considerations

Due to issues involving copyright permissions it is necessary to monitor the documents we reproduce electronically. Staff at Pitts will be checking each reserve submission to ensure that it complies with appropriate fair use and copyright guidelines. When necessary, the library will request permission to post the document online from the copyright holder, and the library will pay the cost. For more information, see the Emory University Libraries Reserves & Copyright page. If you have specific questions about how to remain copyright compliant when building your list of reserve readings, please do not hesitate to contact the Reserves Specialist.

How long will it take the library to process my request?

We process requests in the order in which we receive them. Turnaround times vary depending on the size and complexity of the request and on the volume of requests that we are working to fulfill at any given time.

Any electronic items you upload or link to Course Reserves yourself will be immediately available if the course is in session. All items uploaded between sessions will be automatically activated about a week before classes begin.

Physical books that are available at Pitts or Woodruff will typically be processed within five business days. If they are checked out to someone else or are missing or located at another branch, they may take three weeks or more to obtain.

At the beginning of the semester please allow three weeks for reserve items to be processed. The best approach is to turn your request in as early as possible to give library staff plenty of time to fully and accurately process your request.

Library Course Reserves

Course Reserves is a reserves management system created by Atlas Systems. Log in using your NetID and password. Your courses with reserves should appear. Click on the hyperlink to each course to view the reserves list. Books, websites, electronic documents, and links to online journals may all be listed for your courses.

Periodic information and training sessions on the functions of Library Course Reserves are offered for you and/or your graduate assistants. Please contact the Reserves Specialist if you are interested in training.

Help/Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about your reserves or regarding use of Course Reserves, please contact Jenny Vitti at Pitts Theology Library by phone (404.727.5535) or email (jvitti@emory.edu).