Course Reserves

Course Reserves are course-related materials made available either in print or electronically through Yale-NUS Library.

Print reserve- RBR (Reserved Books and Reading Collection)
RBR materials are texts that are used in modules and are kept behind the Service Desk at the Library.

Electronic reserve- E-Reserve
These are electronic materials such as journal articles, book chapters and other materials that are scanned and made available through Canvas (Learning Management System).

Information for members of Faculty

  • Ordering of RBR items is done before the start of each semester. You can input your orders through this form.
    Please refer to the FAQs for further information.
  • To submit an E-Reserve reading list for your module, please submit this form to
    Please refer to the FAQs for further information.

Information for students

  • You may search for RBR items via the catalogue and use the call number at the service desk to borrow.
  • You may borrow two RBR item for two hours each time.
  • Two hours before the Service Desk closes, you may check out an RBR for an overnight loan. Items will be due one hour after the Service Desk opens the next day.
  • RBR items cannot be reserved/placed on hold.