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Pickering Library Course Reserves

One-stop site for all current course reserve links, questions, and information for Wheelock College of Education and Human Development courses.


NOTE: The Libraries will not be able to provide access to physical copies of books or other physical materials on Reserve during the fall 2020 semester. Faculty can request to have chapters of books scanned and placed on Reserve.

For Students

Pickering Educational Resources Library strives to make all course reserve readings available through our Course Materials system. Items can include eBooks, books, articles, book chapters, websites, videos, and any other required media. Professors contact the library to set up course reserves every semester -- if your course has no list set up, ask your professor!

You can find here links to all active course reserves lists for the current semester. Digital materials are directly accessible through the links to the right.

For Faculty

Faculty can set up course reserve lists easily through the BU Libraries Course Materials system. If you will use Blackboard, we recommend you start reading lists in there: to do so, see Tool Links > Course Materials. This way the list you create will be automatically tied to your course. If you do not have a live Blackboard site, you can start lists in Course Materials directly.  See our guide for more details. 

After you add items in Course Materials, just click "Send List".  Library staff will then process the list and make everything available digitally for your students, to the extent copyright allows. If you need help along the way, please contact the library by emailing

Fall 2020 Course Reserves

BU Wheelock Courses

Reserves Policies

Digitization Requests

Within the course reserves system, it is easier than ever for the library to provide digital resources to our students. Articles we have access to can be directly linked, websites or videos (e.g. a YouTube link) can be added, and PDF excerpts can be uploaded for students to download and access themselves.

It is important to remember that we are bound by Copyright and Fair Use policies. We will not be able to scan and post an entire book online for students to access, however we can scan individual chapters provided we stay within Fair Use. If you're uncertain about how much material you can post online, or what limitations are in place, don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions.


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Dan Benedetti
Head of Pickering Educational Resources Library / Education Librarian

Library Coordinator

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Kaylee Anzick
Pickering Educational Resources Library
2 Silber Way