eReserve & reserve

What is eReserve?

eReserve is a service that allows recommended readings that aren't available electronically to be digitised and made available to students through Primo Search.

New eReserve readings can be requested by using the eReserve form.

Copyright restrictions

Copyright laws restrict the amount of material that can be placed online.

The eReserve collection is taken offline for a 24 hour period at the end of each year to comply with copyright requirements and automatically reinstated.

Creating links to readings

Create links to both individual eReserve readings and full subject eReserve lists. See the instructions on creating eReserve links for more information.

Maintain existing readings

Subject Coordinators should periodically review existing eReserve readings for:

  • Relevance, currency and number of readings
  • Alternative online resources e.g. eBooks (confirm licence limits) or online journal articles
  • Opportunities to encourage independent research

Email the eReserve team for more information or with details of readings that are no longer required.

What is Reserve?

Reserve includes high-demand items (books, DVDs and other audiovisual materials) for short term use (2 hours), at campus libraries. Personal copies can be included in the Reserve collection.

Submitting Reserve requests

Email the completed Reserve Request form to or place the request in person with a member of the library staff.

Finding eReserve and Reserve items

Enter a subject code (e.g. ABC123) into Primo Search.