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Using the new electronic reserves system.
Last Updated: Jul 8, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Course Proxies Print Page

Logging In and Out

To access the new electronic reserves system, click the link below and log in with your NetID and your NetID Password.

You MUST close all browser windows before you will be fully logged out.

E-Reserves System (opens in a new tab)


What are course proxies?

Proxies are individuals who have the ability to submit, edit, and delete reserve items for the course, such as:

  • Co-instructors
  • Teaching assistants
  • Instructional designers
  • Departmental staff
  • DRES accomodations staff

Only the primary instructor for the course can set someone up as a proxy. (The primary instructor is usually the first name listed in the class schedule found on the my.illinois website.)

Individuals must have logged into the reserves system before they can be added as a proxy. (If the individual has not yet logged in, the system will say: " is an invalid username.")

Unless the primary instructor sets up individuals as proxies, only instructors and students enrolled through the campus enrollment system will have access to the e-reserves for the course.

Course proxies only have the ability to submit, edit, and delete reserve items for an individual course, while full proxies have these abilities for all of the granting instructor's courses.  Therefore, we strongly recommend using course proxy in most circumstances.

In some cases, individuals may need to have their accounts updated by CMS before they will be able to function properly as a proxy.  If you are not in the campus enrollment system (Banner) as either a student or an instructor, please log in, then email us at or phone us at 244-3773 during business hours and ask for B.A. or Gil to update your account.


Under no circumstances should individuals who are in the role of student be added as course proxy. 

  • If an individual is auditing the course, please email us at and we will be happy to add them as a student manually.
  • If an individual who is enrolled as a student is not seeing the readings, please call us and we'll be happy to troubleshoot the issue with you.

Making someone a course proxy

When you log in to the e-reserves system, choose the course you want to make someone proxy for:

List of courses


Once on the course screen, click on "Course Proxy Users" in the "Instructor Course Tools" menu:

Instructor Course Tools menu


On the next screen, type the full email address of the individual you would like to give proxy access in to the text box:

Textbox for adding a proxy

Then click "Add Proxy User."


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