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Course Reserves

Use E-Reserves

Search for E-Reserves Courses

  • Find your instructor's E-Reserve list through the Library Resources Tool in Canvas or by searching the E-Reserves course list by the course or instructor's name.
    • Your instructor will provide you with a password for access to their E-Reserves course.
  • For a brief tutorial on how to access courses in E-Reserves, view the video below.

Off-Campus Access

  • Some items on E-Reserves may require you to log in through the MU Proxy Server if you are not on campus.
    • To use the proxy server, all you will need is your username (myZou username and password)
    • If you have difficulty logging in to the proxy server, please follow our troubleshooting steps located on our Off Campus MU Proxy page.

Check Out Items on Print Reserve

  • Each library has a Print Reserve section located at the Circulation Desk.
  • To check out materials, students need either their MU ID or their driver's license and student ID number.
  • The usual checkout period is two hours, but it may range up to a week.
  • Students must wait 30 minutes to an hour before rechecking out print reserve items due to demand of the item.
  • To see a list of what is on Reserve for your course, search the Merlin Catalog Course Reserves by instructor or course name.
  • Laptops and other equipment are also available to check out at Ellis Reserve and the branch libraries.


Scanners - There are several scanners available for use throughout Ellis Library and the branch libraries.