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Reserves: Submitting Documents for Scanning and Uploading

How to Submit

E-Reserves staff will scan your documents, create PDFs, and upload them to your Blackboard course site.

In order for us to expedite the processing of your requests, please provide accurate and complete information. Adhering to the instructions below will enable staff to post your documents on your course site as quickly as possible.

  1. Please complete the E-Reserves Request Form for each course. Attach the form along with your syllabus for the course to the photocopied material you want on your Blackboard site.
  2. Please submit photocopies of each document to be scanned for E-Reserves.
    1. Complete the E-Reserves cover sheet for each document placed on E-Reserves.
    2. Photocopies must be very clean, single sided and on 8½" × 11" paper.
      There is a direct relationship between the quality of the photocopy you submit and the quality of the electronic document we are able to create.
      1. Deliver the form and photocopies to the Circulation or Reserves Desk, 1st Floor Library. A staff member will review your material and make certain there are no problems.
      2. If your Blackboard course site is active, E-Reserves staff will upload the PDFs or links to the Documents section of your Blackboard site. In the document list, items will be listed alphabetically by author?s surname and will also show the first 5 words of the title.
      3. E-Reserves staff will contact you to inform you when your documents have been uploaded and the Blackboard course is activated. Your Blackboard course site contains instructions for you and your students on how to access the material.
      4. If you would like help in putting other materials on your Blackboard course site, such as an interactive syllabus, or linking the readings to the syllabus on your course site, please contact Carlos Cruz at or (718) 951-4667. You may also come to the Faculty Training and Development Lab for on-demand one-on-one instruction on Blackboard E-Reserves Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm.
      5. To place entire books, numerous chapters from the same book, DVDs, CDs, or videos on reserve, please see instructions on how to submit material for On-Site Reserves.
      6. Please consult the Library's copyright guidelines.

Contact Information

Library Circulation Desk 718-951-5328