Spring 2021 - We will try to find electronic versions of print resources.

  • Faculty can consult with our staff on access to publisher resources or alternatives
  • Most print reserves are currently unavailable; online alternatives will be made accessible whenever possible

Find Materials Currently on Reserve at Lilly

Now we have one form for all reserve materials and locations!

Place Items on Reserve


Request Lilly Films/Videos to show in class


  • Place books on reserve
  • Choose one reserve location per course so students may find materials easily
  • Allow sufficient time for processing so that items are available when students need to access them


  • Fill out reserve form
  • Please note that service and support for E-Reserves is based in Perkins Library
  • Lilly staff route completed forms and corresponding materials to Perkins Library
  • Instructors may also send forms and materials directly to Campus Box 90173

About E-Reserves

  • E-Reserves, or Electronic Reserves are course readings that are accessible to Duke users registered in a specific class

About Lilly Textbook Reserves

  • Textbooks for selected courses will be available for students to borrow for 3-hour loan periods
  • Search by "instructor" "Textbook Reserves" here: Books on Reserve

About Lilly Closed Book Reserves

  • Ask for these items at the circulation desk
  • Loan periods are designated by instructor (3-hour, overnight, etc.)

About Lilly Open Book Reserves

  • Find these items in Room 113 arranged by Instructor name
  • Access them during regular library hours at Lilly
  • You may not take these materials outside of Lilly

About Lilly Film Reserves

  • Ask for these items at the circulation desk
  • 3-hour loan period
  • Items are to be viewed in Lilly
  • Instructors may request reserve items to show in class