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Pardee Library Course Reserves

One-stop site for all current course reserve links, questions, and information for Questrom School of Business courses.

Getting Started With Questrom Tools (Sakai)

Instructors can easily set up class reading lists in BU Libraries Course Materials (Leganto). If you are using Questom Tools (Sakai), we recommend that you start your reading list from your class page, so the list will be seamlessly integrated as part of your Questrom Tools page (see image above). You can ask Questrom IS&T to activate the BU Libraries Course Materials tool when they create your course in Sakai, or you can view this video for instructions.
If for some reason you do not have a Questrom Tools site, or you prefer not to have your reading list connected to Questrom Tools, you can create lists in BU Libraries Course Materials that are not connected to the learning management system. Please see the Course Materials Guide for Instructors for more details. 
After you have finished adding new items in BU Libraries Course Materials, be sure to click on "Library Review." Library staff will then process the list and make everything available digitally for your students, to the extent copyright allows. If you need assistance, please contact the library by emailing
Pardee Library staff can also help create reading lists for you. This can be handled a few ways: (1) you can send a list of the readings from your class syllabus to, (2) you can use the Place Items on Reserves form, or (3) you can use the Faculty Scanning Requests form to place books, articles, or other readings on electronic reserve for your students. Your reading list will be created in BU Libraries Course Materials and library staff will handle the majority of the processing.

For an overview of the many ways that Pardee Library can assist you, please see our guide to Library Resources and Services for Faculty.

Activate the BU Libraries Course Materials Tool

It only takes a few minutes to set up the BU Libraries Course Materials (Leganto) tool on your Questrom Tools page. Once the tool has been activated, you can begin to prepare your class reading list.


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Pardee Library
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