Make your course readings available to students while respecting Canadian copyright provisions and existing U of T licensing agreements.
- How to submit your syllabus
- Priority service dates
- Copyright considerations
- When your syllabus is ready
- Course Reserves & Syllabus Services at other U of T libraries
Email your syllabus with full citations (including pages numbers, if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org as a Microsoft Word document, PDF, or rich text file. We also need:
- The course name and course code
- Your name and contact information
- The start and end date of your course
- The number of students in your course
- What library you would like us to put print items in the course reserves collection
- Which print items on your syllabus you’ve already scanned and which still need to be scanned
Read more about course reserves and syllabus services at other U of T libraries
Note for returning instructors: In your email, make sure that you indicate to our staff whether your course is one that has previously used the syllabus service. Our system saves information from past instances of courses and this information can be copied and updated to save time and ensure that readings are copyright compliant. Please also let us know if the course code has changed, and include a revised syllabus if necessary.
Only need books on reserve? Email titles to email@example.com and your item(s) will be directed to the appropriate library.
Assigning something for an exam? Let us know.
We recommend that instructors submit your course reading lists by the following dates to ensure complete processing before the first day of class.
Instructors may continue to submit reading lists at any date. Material will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Priority Service Dates 2018-2019:
- Summer 2018 Session 2: May 11, 2018 (Reading lists still being accepted)
- Fall 2018 Session: July 13, 2018 (Reading lists still being accepted)
- Winter 2019 Session: December 1, 2018
We will contact you about any copyright concerns in your syllabus and negotiate copyright clearance for items that exceed our current licences and fair dealing guidelines at no cost to you.
If a resource cannot be made accessible, Library staff will contact you.
Your readings will be available in the Library Course Reserves module. You’ll be provided with a link that you can circulate to students in any way you like: print syllabus, email, posting to a Learning Management Environment (i.e. Quercus or Pepper). This is a single list of your assigned course materials that makes it easy to access articles, ebooks, chapter/excerpts, web links, and media resources in one place.
Accessing your assigned readings
- Visit https://cr.library.utoronto.ca
- The courses you are assigned to teach will be listed. Select the class you are interested in viewing
Library staff will upload scans of chapters/excerpts, permanent links to journal articles and ebooks available in the Libraries’ collection, and links to other web resources.
If requested, we will email you the PDF files of scanned journal articles or book chapters for you to post in Blackboard or a similar password-protected course management system.
We will place print items in the course reserves collection of your preferred library for the duration of the course.
Not sure where to send your reading list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can redirect your list to the appropriate library
Libraries that offer this service:
- Department of Physics
- D.G. Ivey Library (New College)
- Earth Sciences (Noranda)
- E.J. Pratt Library (Victoria University)
- Engineering and Computer Science Library
- Gerstein Science Information Centre
- Inforum (iSchool)
- John W. Graham Library (Trinity College)
- Mathematical Sciences Library
- Rotman (BIC)
Syllabus Service Data Collection
Data from course outlines sent to the Syllabus Service will be used for the purposes of providing and improving University of Toronto Libraries’ services to its user groups. Access to this information is limited to staff at the University of Toronto who require this information to perform the duties of their position. This information will not be shared with third parties.