eReserve & reserve

What is eReserve?

eReserve produces copyright compliant subject readings for academic staff to support learning and teaching. Charles Sturt University is an e-preferred Library, links to electronic resources will be provided wherever possible.

To request new eReserve readings or update existing readings use the eReserve form.

Copyright restrictions

Copyright laws restrict the amount of material that can be made available. Limits apply across the whole University and are managed by the Library eReserve team.

To comply with copyright requirements the eReserve collection is taken offline for a 24 hour period once during the year. Readings are automatically reinstated after the 24 hours.

If you want to know more about copyright, see our Copyright FAQs

Maintain existing readings

Subject Coordinators should periodically review existing eReserve readings for:

  • Relevance, currency and number of readings
  • Availability of alternative online resources e.g. eBooks, open educational resources or online journal articles
  • Broken hyperlinks in learning materials and modules

Assistance with readings

What is Reserve?

Reserve includes high-demand physical items (textbooks, DVDs, realia and other audiovisual materials) for short term use (2 hours), at nominated campus libraries.

Submitting Reserve requests

To request items be placed on Reserve at a campus library use the Reserve form.

Items will be removed from Reserve at the end of the session or sessions required.

For assistance please email