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Course Resource Lists

The Gottesman Libraries' Course Reserves Platform

Welcome to this Guide to Course Resource Lists for Instructors

Gottesman Libraries' Course Reserves Platform

Located in your Course in Canvas

Instructor view of Course Resource List interface within Canvas: Canvas menu on left, course resource list on right displaying list title at top, followed by list citations (library book and article); list controls under title and to right of screen


  • Gottesman Libraries' new, permanent course reserves platform is Course Resource Lists, implemented in Spring 2022 and available to all credit-bearing courses at Teachers College
  • Though located in Canvas, the platform is its own application (powered by Ex Libris' Leganto), in the same suite of applications as Primo (Educat+), the libraries' catalog and discovery platform and Alma, the libraries' administrative platform

Types of Resources

Course Resource Lists are a home for many types of resources assigned in your courses:

  • Electronic resources, including Ebooks, articles, and streaming films, licensed by the Gottesman Libraries and Columbia University Libraries
  • Open access articles, Ebooks, and webpages
  • Records for print texts on physical reserve at the Gottesman Libraries
  • Scans of small excerpts of texts only available in print at the Gottesman Libraries


  • Search and retrieval of library resources within your course in Canvas
  • Lists are retained and can be rolled over to subsequent semesters
  • Resources are connected to the libraries' live catalog, so you need not copy and paste permalinks
  • You can communicate with the library directly from your Course Resource List