Healey Library

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Course Reserves

Print Reserves

Print reserves refers to our collection of books and videos which can be borrowed for a limited period within and outside the library building. The collection is housed at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the Healey Library. See the reserves policies for additional information.

Electronic Content (e-Reserves)

The Library Reserves team supports faculty with electronic instructional materials, including readings, films, and other resources, for their courses by:

  • Locating and acquiring instructional course materials and readings for faculty upon request
  • Creating accessible, screen reader-compatible (Optical Character Recognition, or OCR) scans of readings, ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Creating copyright-compliant permalinks (proxied links) to licensed Library resources that can be shared with students via Blackboard, e-mail, blogs, wikis, and other eLearning platforms
  • Locating appropriate licensed Library resources and high-quality Open Access (OA) materials for faculty and students to use in place of expensive textbooks where possible
  • Assisting interested faculty with the development of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to replace expensive textbooks

As of July 5, 2016, the Docutek eReserves system has been retired from use at UMass Boston.  Faculty may request an archive of content previously used in Docutek e-Reserves, by contacting library staff at Library.Reserves@umb.edu.   We have automatically archived content used between the years 2013-2016.  If you would like to review content used PRIOR to 2013, please contact the reserves deparment as soon as possible.  We will lose access to Docutek storage permanently on March 31, 2017. 

We can assist you in reviewing your Docutek content and preparing it for use in Blackboard or other channels, following ADA compliance requirements expected of state universities.

Reserves Policies

See the reserves policies for more information, including:

  • Circulation policies (loan periods, fines, etc.)
  • Putting items on reserves, faculty only.