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Course Reserves

Access materials on reserve

E-Reserves (Text and Audio)

Items on reserve at Music and Performing Arts Library

These are located behind the MPAL Service Desk and may be retrieved by giving staff the item call number.

Place materials on reserve (faculty)

E-Reserves (audio and text)

Items on reserve at Music and Performing Arts Library

  • Requests should be submitted using the form above at least one week prior to point of need to allow sufficient time for processing, including time to recall items which are checked-out.   Additions to your list may be made throughout the year by emailing musiclib@uw.edu or contacting reserve processing staff at the Music Library.
  • Personal copies: Personally owned copies of books, scores, recordings, videos, journals or photocopies (within copyright compliance) may be placed on reserve at the owner’s risk.
  • Acquiring new material for Reserves: If an item is not owned by the Libraries, we may be able to purchase a copy. While Reserve orders are RUSH processed (typically at 1.5 times the price), they may still take several weeks to arrive and be available for use. Please email us at mpal@library.illinois.edu with any inquiries.


Changes are coming to Electronic Reserves (including streaming audio reserves) beginning summer 2017!

  • The Libraries will no longer scan and host or post articles for reserves. For more information on electronic reserves changes, please see our FAQ
  • You will also need to post audio files on Compass or another website yourself. If you’d material from our collections or your own digitized as audio files for course purposes, please contact David Butler in MPAL.
  • Don’t forget our many online streaming resources where you can create playlists for students or use permalinks to individual tracks in Compass or elsewhere.
  • For assistance with adding files or links to Compass, see Technology Services. Or, contact Kirstin Dougan in MPAL.