To add e-reserve items to your course, you will need to do the following:

  1. Go to and sign in using your my.ryerson username and password.
  2. Find the section called Manage My Resources. Click on the link Courses and Organizations.
  3. Scroll down to the Courses and Organizations section and click Request and Manage Shell.
  4. Click the option to request a “D2L Course Shell”.On the ‘Request a D2L Shell’ form you can check the check box under Library eReserve to indicate that you want to use the service. For those who have used e-reserves before, please also check the second check box to inform the Library that you are re-using the same materials.
  5. If you have already made your course shell and did not check this box ask DMP or DE to add the Library to your D2L course(s).
  6. Or email your course code/details and reading list or syllabus (in Word format) to  We require full citations with the source of the material and page numbers, if applicable, for each reading.  Lists with vague or incomplete information will not be accepted.  
  7. Once your have submitted your readings please review our Deadlines and Processing Times webpage.  After the E-Reserve deadline date has passed, readings are processed on a first come first served basis, so if you want to ensure students have more timely access to their readings at the beginning of term please submit by the term deadlines. Readings that require permissions may be delayed. We understand the contract faculty are not always able to do this due to contract start dates.

Time Line considerations: Please note that the Self Serve E-Reserve option may be faster way to get your readings processed and available to students when you are submitting materials past the E-Reserve deadline. Please note though if a permission has to be sought for a reading it still could take 6-8 weeks to process.

Required Information

The following information is required with email requests:

Course Information

  • 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)
  • Required Reading OR Supplementary reading status marked clearly

Full bibliographic citations for each reading

  • 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)

Examples of complete citations.

Organizational Information

Instructions on how you would like the readings organized – i.e. into topical or weekly subfolders Eg.  Week 01, Module 01, Gender & Sexuality

Dropping off Material to be Scanned

If you have materials to be scanned, please drop them off at the library’s Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor. Materials must be clearly marked with the course code and accompanied by an email to containing the course syllabus. We can only process course materials that are submitted with full bibliographic citations for each reading.


NEW: Copyright Considerations

Please note: July 17, 2017: Ryerson University is committed to complying with copyright law. The university is working closely with Universities Canada in reviewing the recent Access Copyright v. York University decision and implications.  Faculty and instructors are encouraged to continue to use the Library’s e-Reserve service, which creates e-links to documents that are available through electronic library subscriptions or seek permission from copyright owners, or use the Ryerson Campus Store for licenced course packs. The university will provide further guidance shortly. Thanks so much for your patience in this time of transition and please email with copyright questions if they arise.