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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Reserves Guide for Instructors

This guide provides information for instructors concerning how to request and manage course reserve materials.

Course Materials and Copyright for Professors guide

This new copyright guide, created by the Library’s Copyright Librarian Sara Benson ( is specifically geared to assist faculty/instructors in making determinations regarding how they can make accessible course materials as needed for students.

Distance learner guide

This guide contains a great deal of helpful information on how to obtain readings needed for course work.

Canvas Information

Canvas is the Learning Management System for the Urbana campus, supported by Technology Services.

How to find articles and link to them

Provides assistance in how to find articles using the Library website then create persistent links in your course site.


Doc Express is the library’s document delivery service providing copies of materials located at the Illinois libraries.

Create Accessible Electronic Documents

The IT Accessibility at Illinois website offers resources for creating and maintaining accessible documents online, including PDF and Word.

Streaming Audio

The Music and Performing Arts Library will continue to assist faculty with reformatting audio materials for streaming use with courses. Please contact David Butler for assistance (

In addition, please don't forget that all of our licensed audio and video streaming resources from Naxos and Alexander Street Press have track-level stable URLs you can use. You can also create playlists in these tools to share with your students: