How do I Submit a Request for Library Reserves?

Send us your syllabus or reading list with the following:

  • Your name
  • E-mail address
  • Course name and number (crn is helpful)
  • Complete and accurate bibliographic citation for each item (MLA or APA style is preferred)
  • The dates or order of the reading assignments
  • Permanent URLs (e.g. DOI) for online materials, if possible
  • Request for page organization: Please indicate if you'd like the readings to be organized in folders by topic or unit
  • For page updates: Please indicate :
    • NEW material
    • OLD material (to be archived or deleted)
    • REQUIRED vs. RECOMMENDED readings
    • Purchase requests" print or e-book. The library default will be the e-book for expedience.
    • We will scan for you. But if you choose to send scans or copies, please include:
  • Title page
  • The copyright statement, usually from:
    • Reverse of the title page in a book
    • First page of a journal article
    • etc.

Photocopies need to be:

  • Clean (Not too much black)
  • Complete (Watch for cut-off text!)
  • Clearly legible
  • Copyright-compliant

Email your completed requests to:

  • Beren Campus: Elinor Grumet, Librarian, grumet@yu.edu
  • Wilf Campus, Hebraica/Judaica courses: Moshe Schapiro, Librarian, schapiro@yu.edu,
  • Wilf Campus, excluding Hebraica/Judaica courses: Stephanie Gross, Librarian, gross@yu.edu

We process requests on a first-come, first-served basis.
"Crunch time” submissions, within two weeks of the beginning of the semester, will experience significantly longer processing times. Items not owned by the libraries will be ordered and processed, and may require additional lead time.

Faculty are notified of deadlines via email. If you are unsure of current deadlines, please email gross@yu.edu.