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On June 12, Toronto Metropolitan University Libraries will launch OMNI, an academic search tool designed to bring library search and service functions together to provide a seamless, one-stop search experience for users.

Print Course Readings

Print reserve materials (books, textbooks, photocopied articles, videos and DVDs) are available at the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the Library.

Placing Course Readings in the Print Reserve Collection

Please use the Reserve Request Form to request that items be placed in the Reserve Collection at the Circulation Desk for your course. If you are reusing books from a recent term you can also reorder through email:

Processing Time

  • Usually 5 working days. Incomplete information will delay the process
  • Materials should be submitted along with the Request Form. If staff need to retrieve this material from the stacks, longer processing times will result.

Print Reserve Guidelines

  • The use of Library reserve should not substitute for the purchase of books, course packs or other published materials.
  • The Library is currently piloting a Textbook Reserve Collection.
  • If you want more copies of books or reserve materials on Reserve than are currently available in the Library collection, you can check with your subject librarian to see if additional copies can be purchased.
  • You may provide personal copies, but please note that copies of books supplied by publishers for review purposes cannot be accepted due to copyright restrictions.

How to look up Course Readings

Print course readings are searchable in the Library Catalogue by Course Code or Professor Name. If you do not see your required textbook listed, try a title search in the catalogue

Removal of Course Readings

  • Unless otherwise specified, course readings will be removed at the end of each term
  • You can remove materials before the end of term by submitting a
  • Personal copies of materials will be returned via internal mail, unless you indicate that you will pick up the material.


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