eReserve and Reserve

Use our eReserve and Reserve services when essential readings are only available in print format.


eReserve is a way of making portions of print-only resources available to your students. The Library’s eReserve team complies with copyright laws to scan sections of texts which can be found through Primo Search.

From March 2021, any new scanned reading from a print resource will be supplied in a Leganto reading list. If the subject has an existing Leganto reading list, the reading will be added. If no list exists, a list will be created for you to add to your subject Interact2 site.

Updating your eReserve readings

To check the list for your subject in Primo Search, type the subject code into the Primo search box, then change Search All to eReserve & Reserve.

Linking to eReserve articles and subjects

You can create links to eReserve lists or specific eReserve items by following the instructions in our Create Links guide.


Items in Reserve collections allow for high turnover with short 2-hour loans. This is useful for high-demand physical items, such as non-electronic texts and audiovisual materials.

The items are placed in Reserve at the relevant campus libraries and returned to the normal collection after the sessions nominated.

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