Welcome to Course Reserves

The University of Iowa Libraries have recently adopted a new course reserves software that is integrated into ICON. The tool, called “Course Materials+” in your ICON online course space, leverages the power of Ex Libris Leganto and the libraries catalog (InfoHawk+) to develop content diverse reading lists and helps make course materials more accessible to students.

Search for Course Reserve material in InfoHawk+

The UI Libraries have created quick start guides for instructors to easily make their lists with CM+.

Course Reserves + Digital Resources = Course Materials+

With Course Materials+ you can assemble content of all types; physical & e-books, online or digitized book chapters, scholarly articles, videos, images, electronic resources, and any other type of content, to create a flexible and interactive reading list.

Getting Started in ICON

  • In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.
  • Open Navigation
  • Click the vertical ellipsis (on the right side) for Course Materials+ and click Enable
  • Save Navigation

Instructors can communicate with their library in ICON by clicking on the Library Discussion tab, located on the right side of the reading list or contact Main Library Course Reserves at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/reserve/.

Submit a request

Copyright & Fair Use

Instructors are responsible for determining if their use of copyrighted material falls within Fair Use or if they need to obtain permission to use the material. Visit the Libraries’ copyright website for information on how to make this determination: http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/copyright 


Information about the process, timeframe, and exceptions for placing items on course reserve: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/about/policies/coursereserves/.

Main Library Reserve Services

Location: 1st floor, Main Library
Main Library phone: (319) 335-5299
Email: lib-res@uiowa.edu

Hardin Library Reserve Services

Location: 3rd floor, Hardin Library
HLHS phone: (319) 335-9876
Email: lib-hardin-circ@uiowa.edu

Branch Library Reserve Services

Distance Education Reserve Services