Collection Management Services
If you have any issues with the e-reserves service that are not resolved by this guide, please call us at 244-3773 during business hours or email email@example.com.
When you first log into the e-reserves system, you will not see your courses. Course information is updated every four hours (at 3, 7, & 11).
Upcoming courses that have e-reserves become visible to enrolled students one week before the course starts.
If you add a course to your schedule, the e-reserves will not be visible until the following day.
If you are not seeing current courses that you know have e-reserves, and today was not the first time you logged into this system, please call us at 244-3773 during normal business hours for troubleshooting.
Accessing Your E-Reserves
When you log into the new e-reserves system, you will see a list of your current courses:
Click anywhere in a line to view a list of the reserves for that courses:
Click on individual items to view the information about that item:
Click on "View this item" to access the content.
Working with a List: Sorting, Tags, and Hot List
In the Reserve Items list, you can re-sort by any column by selecting from the "Sort By" drop-down menu or by clicking on the column heading. For example, if you are working from an alphabetical bibliography, you would select "Author." If you would like to sort by the titles of individual document, instead of the main title, select "Article Title" from the "Sort By" drop-down menu.
Also, if you or your instructor have added tags to individual items, you can click on a tag at any point to see all items with that tag. Instructors may use tags to organize the content by topic (e.g.: Brazil) and/or time (week3).
At the bottom of the Reserve Items list you will see a pair of buttons that allow you to add or remove items from your Hot List:
Your Hot List includes all items you have added to your Hot List--no matter what course.
Sometimes, you will click on an item in your e-reserves list and it will take you to the SIPX website and ask you to log in. Don't worry, this is a legitimate resource to log into. The Library uses SIPX for e-reserves that we need to pay permissions for.
Currently, you will have to create a very simple account (consisting of only a login, their name, and university email account) validating that you are a U of I student. You will receive a single email from the system to verify the email account. Once we are fully set up with SIPX, you will be able to log in with your NetID and password like any other U of I resource. To create the account, simply click on any of your e-reserves that had directed you to the SIPX website, or go to: https://service.sipx.com/ (opens in a new tab).
All fees associated with the service are paid for by the University Library, and any data collected is only reported in the aggregate, no specific student information is shared without specific consent.
If you create a SIPX account using any email address other than your firstname.lastname@example.org account, the site will ask you, rather than the Library, to pay for the content.
Once you've created the account, you will need to log in to SIPX for each session where you access content through them.
If you still have difficulties after following this procedure, please call us at 244-3773 during business hours.
Instructors are encouraged to provide students with the following link to this information: