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University of Connecticut University Libraries Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Course Reserves

Traditional Course Reserve

Materials held in Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) may be placed on reserve for use by scheduled UConn courses. Reserve materials must be consulted in the McDonald Reading Room. Regular hours of operation during the academic semester are Mondays through Fridays, 9:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.

To request that items held by A&SC be placed on reserve, please contact Laura Smith, 860.486.2516.


Electronic Course Reserve (ECR)

ECR is a Web based service designed to enhance access to reserve materials by eliminating access constraints of time and place. It offers reserve materials over the campus network via HuskyCT. A&SC materials may be placed on ECR unless fragile condition or donor restrictions prohibit reproduction.

When materials are copyrighted, or suspected to be copyrighted, the instructor must work closely with the A&SC staff to facilitate their use. Requests for the inclusion of unpublished works on ECR are evaluated using the four factor fair-use analysis tool and potential collection restrictions. Instructors must consult with A&SC archivists before submitting an application to the UConn Libraries’ ECR office. Please allow ample time if your curriculum calls for the use of A&SC materials.


Request published materials in A&SC be placed in HuskyCT.

Contact A&SC to request unpublished materials in A&SC be placed in HuskyCT.

Digital Audio Reserve (DAR)

Digital Audio Reserve (DAR) provides streamed audio access to music owned by the University Libraries or the faculty member through HuskyCT . Because this service is labor intensive, the library can accommodate only selected courses, and faculty must submit requests several weeks in advance of need. Instructors who wish to inquire about reserving music held in Archives & Special Collections should contact Kristin Eshelman, 860.486.4506.

This service is available only to students enrolled in participating courses.