EReserves Access Guidelines


Deadlines for submission of reserve requests:

  • Summer 2015 Term 1: May 4, 2015
  • Summer 2015 Term 2: June 8, 2015
  • Fall 2015: August 3, 2015

Reserve Policy



Abby Collier
Reserves Supervisor

Reserve Services

Instructors of courses based at the Homewood Schools in all academic divisions may request reserve access for materials in electronic and print formats. Electronic materials for a course may be accessed by registered students. Books and videos are housed in closed stack areas in the Eisenhower Library or the Homewood Library where the course is based; they are available during hours of operation to borrowers with a valid J-Card or other JHU ID.

Electronic Reserves

Users may access electronic readings for courses in which they are enrolled at For courses using Blackboard, a link will be established from the course site to the course readings at Reserves' site.

Note to users from the School of Education: Links to course readings are also established from the ELC course sites.

If you encounter access problems, the following guidelines may help:

  • preferred browsers: Firefox or Chrome. Avoid Internet Explorer and Safari (Mac users should install FF or Chrome and make it their default browser).
  • myProfile: users' profiles at should include a campus selection (at the bottom of the profile page); no selection or an offsite selection will exclude access to the databases. Homewood is a good choice. Profiles should also include an affiliation (ex. student); to find affiliation under myProfile, select the tab called student information (students) or University (faculty). Missing affiliation information should be referred to administrative staff in the user's academic division; for details about names and contact information, contact Abby Collier at
  • avoid accessing ereserves through Portal (; the Portal access path does not create reliable entry to the journal and ebook databases.
  • accessing from home is preferable to work pcs. Some workplace firewalls are restrictive.

If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, you may obtain a free copy of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe web site.