Course Reserves: Media (Sound and Visual Recordings Only)

Faculty may place items in the library collection or in their personal collections on media reserve. Placing  sound and visual recordings on media reserves ensures your students will have access to recommended and required course viewing throughout the semester. Media items stay on course reserve for the entire semester.

Faculty may select one of the following loan durations:

  • 2, 3, 4, or 5 hours – must be viewed within the library
  • 1 or 3 days

To facilitate in-class screenings, arrangements can be made to allow faculty members to take reserve media items out of the library for longer periods.

Due to copyright and additional restrictions imposed by the Digital Millennium Act, we are unable to digitize DVDs for integration in your Canvas account at this time.

To complete your media reserves request:

  1. Fill out the fields below (semester needed, instructor's name, instructor's email)
  2. Open the reserves worksheet by clicking on the link under the Course Reserves Sheet heading
  3. Complete both sections of the workbook: Instructor Information and Course Reserves and save the file to your computer.
  4. Upload the completed worksheet by clicking the Browse button, selecting the appropriate file, clicking the Open button, and then clicking the Upload button
  5. To complete the request, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page
  6. If you need to add another film to the same course, please re-upload the same Excel file with the updated information. Please do not create 1 workbook per title.

Please note, this form requires the use of Microsoft Excel which is availale to all students, staff, and faculty through the Tulane University Software Distribution Center.

If you need additional guidance, you may refer to the instruction document linked below or contact


Sound and Visual Recordings Only

Course Reserve Sheet

Please submit your course reserve sheet below. You can download a blank copy of the Excel spreadsheet here:

(excel format required)
Given limited availability during heavy times of use, we strongly advise your students to view media reserves in a timely manner throughout the semester. Further delays at media reserve circulation may be avoided if your students come prepared with a call number. We encourage you to include call number information on your viewing lists. If you would like further assistance in identifying DVD call numbers please feel free to contact lisa Hooper via email (