Course Reserves

The Course Reserves tool displays information about library materials on reserve in Orbis, the Yale University Library Catalog. Each title is a link back to Orbis, so users can view the circulation status of the item and search for additional editions of the same title, etc.

Adding Course Reserves to your Menubar

Anyone who is a site maintainer can add the Course Reserves Tool to the course site menubar. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. In your site, from the menubar, click Site Info.

  2. Click Edit Tools.

  3. Check the box next to the Course Reserves tool in order to add it to your menubar; uncheck the box if you are removing the tool.

  4. Click Continue.

  5. On the confirmation screen, you will see a list of your site's tools and any changes you've made. If the list is accurate, click Finish. To edit your changes, click Back, or if you wish to cancel, click Cancel.



You can also add, edit, or delete the tools that appear on your site's menubar through Worksite Setup in My Workspace. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. From the menubar in My Workspace, click Worksite Setup.

  2. Check the box next to the site where you wish to add, edit, or delete tools, and then click Revise.

    Note: Although you are able to check multiple boxes, you can only revise the tools in one site at a time.

  3. Click Edit Tools.

  4. 4. Check the box next to the Course Reserves tool in order to add it to your menubar; uncheck the box if you are removing the tool.

  5. Click Continue.

  6. On the confirmation screen, you will see a list of your site's tools and any changes you've made. If the list is accurate, click Finish. To edit your changes, click Back, or if you wish to cancel, click Cancel.

Creating a Course Reserves List in Orbis

Course reserve services are offered at Cross Campus Library and most school and departmental libraries.

If you are an instructor and wish to place library materials on reserve, select a library below or, if the library you want is not listed, contact the library directly.

Cross Campus Library
Arts Library
Divinity Library
Kline Science Library
Medical Library
Social Science Library


Hours Available

Course Reserve lists are generated by Orbis, the Library online catalog. Orbis is down for maintenance on the following schedule:


Friday: Midnight - 4:00am Eastern Time
Saturday - Thursday: 3:00am - 4:00am Eastern Time

During these hours you can view your Course Reserves directly in the read-only Orbis OPAC.

If you are unable to view your Course Reserve list outside the hours listed above, please contact the Library. Please include the department and course number for the Course Reserves list you are trying to view. Thank you!