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Library E-Reserves: Home


With the move to the new LMS, Canvas, Library E-Reserves will also move to Canvas. It will be known as Course Readings.

In the mean time, you may continue to use Library E-Reserves until 31 Dec 2022. 

  • If you want to add readings to Library E-Reserves, please read this guide.
  • If you want to add readings to Course Readings in Canvas, please refer to the online guide from 9 May 2022 onwards. 

What are Library E-Reserves?

1. Library E-Reserves is a folder of module readings in Luminus.

2. E-Reserves contain book chapters and/or journal articles in electronic form that are recommended by teaching staff as readings for their modules.

3. Readings in E-Reserves are listed under the Library Resources tab of the module in Luminus.

4. Only NUS staff and students enrolled for the specific module have access to the readings

5. Readings which can be placed in E-Reserves are (see details on compliance to Copyright Act):

  • Journals: one article of a journal issue
  • Books: one chapter, or 10% of the total number of pages of the book

6. Readings which cannot be placed in E-Reserves are:

  • More than one article from a journal issue
  • Works exceeding 10% of the number of pages or one chapter of a book
  • Works that has less than 10 pages in total


Who to contact if lecturers are interested in Library E-Reserves?

Faculty/School/College/Programme Contacts
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
School of Computing
School of Design and Environment
University Scholars Programme
Ridge View Residential College
College of Alice and Peter Tan
Tembusu College
Technical Services, Central Library
Tel: 6516 2036   
Email: (for books)
Email: (for Library E-Reserves)
NUS Business School Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library
Tel: 6516 3132  Email:
Faculty of Law C J Koh Law Library 
Tel: 6516 2042   Email:
Faculty of Dentistry
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine 
Medical Library 
Tel: 6516 2046    Email:
Faculty of Science Science Library  
Tel: 6516 2509  Email:
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Music Library 
Tel: 6516 8130  Email: