Once you’ve setup your course for Library Course Readings, you can submit your syllabus or reading list to the Library via reserve@ryerson.ca. Library staff will add the readings to your course for you.

Your email (see example below) should contain the following information:

  • Course number in D2L
  • Full citation information for each reading
  • Attached syllabi/reading lists should be in Word format rather than pdf

Required Citation Information

​Each reading should have the following citation information:

  • Author name
  • Article or chapter name
  • Name of journal or source book
  • Date of publication and/or volume and issue
  • Page range used
  • Publisher name (for book chapters)
  • ISSN or ISBN (if you have it)

Required Course Information

Please include the following information about your course:

  • Course Code/ Course Name
  • Term material is requested for
  • Section codes (if applicable)
  • Instructor name(s)
  • Department
  • Anticipated enrolment
  • Duration of the course/number of times it will run during the current academic year
  • If the course is run through DE (i.e. Ektron)

Instructor Tags

It is possible to organize your reading list in D2L by specific weeks, modules, and other subsections. These are known as Instructor Tags. The course reading list will be organized according to their tags in your course on D2L. If you would like to have your readings organized by subsections, please include that information as well.

Deadlines and Processing

Check our main e-Reserve page for request Deadlines . E-reserve requests are processed on a first-come-first-served basis, so it is best to submit requests early.  We understand that contract faculty are not always able to do this due to contract start dates. Remember, if something requires permission from a publisher or creator, it will take extra time for the library to process.

If you are submitting requests for course readings after the E-Reserve deadlines, the Self Serve Readings option is often a quicker way to get your readings processed and available to students.