Library Online Course Reserves

Anything in the UBC Library collection can supplement your course. Located within Connect, the Library Online Course Reserves (or LOCR) tool allows you to search for books, articles, and multimedia and provide direct access for students. Items outside the UBC Library collection can be requested for copyright clearance at no cost to you or your students.

Key Features

  • Search the UBC Library collection and add items directly to your course
  • Electronic materials such as journal articles, books, and media can be added immediately (if part of the collection)
  • Request physical items be scanned
  • Upload your own PDFs – UBC Library will attempt to license the material within 14 days
  • Copy forward your reserves from term to term
  • Organize items with tags
  • Add notes or instructions for students
  • Track item views, including who has viewed an item


All questions regarding this technology can be directed to or we can be contacted by phone at 604.822.6333, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Questions regarding licensing can be directed to the Education Library at