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The Library is now open for students, staff, and faculty of The Claremont Colleges. See COVID-19 Services and Updates for more information.

Course Readings

The library acquires all materials listed on syllabi and submitted to the bookstore. Search for course readings, request titles be added, and learn more about the program below.

COVID-19 Update

The Library will continue to obtain an e-copy of course reading materials whenever possible (most textbook publishers do not provide electronic purchasing options for libraries).

For items we own in print, they will be available in the Course Readings section on Honnold 1.

Information for Students
  • The Library makes books, DVDs, and other course materials available online or in print on the 1st floor in our Course Readings Area (located by the Main Services Desk)
  • These materials are meant to be easily accessible to your entire class throughout the semester. Students can use these materials in the library or check them out for 4 hours at a time.
  • Please ask at the Main Services Desk for assistance with any Course Readings materials.
  • Articles and other electronic reserves for your classes are available on your Sakai  or Canvas course sites.
  • If you would like the Library to make scans of sections of Course Readings that are only available in print, submit the Scanning Request Form.

View more FAQs about Course Readings.

Information for Faculty

To submit a Course Readings (Reserve) request, you have two options:

  1. Submit your list to the Huntley Bookstore. Any requests submitted to the bookstore at least 2 weeks before the start of the semester will be received by the library.
  2. Complete our Course Readings Submission Form. If you submit your list to the bookstore, you do not need to complete this form.

Timelines vary depending on the availability of items and the number of requests received. Our goal is to have all course materials that have been requested up to 2 weeks before the start of the semester available by the time the semester begins.

Subject Librarians are available to work with faculty to identify course materials with an e-copy available.

If a Course Reading title is not available as an e-copy, scans of print books may be requested via our Scanning Request Form. You can post these scans on Sakai or Canvas.

If you are interested in making a personal copy available in Course Readings, please bring it to the Main Services Desk or email us at Please see the Reserve Statement Policy below.

View more FAQs about Course Readings.

Reserve Policy Statement

By placing items on reserve for your students, you assume responsibility for the copyright/fair use evaluation of all materials before submitting them to the library for processing.

Due to the limited space available for reserves, the library cannot provide long-term storage of books or readings. Books and readings are removed from reserves and returned to the stacks or the professor at the end of each semester.

Questions about Course Readings?