Brown University Library Services

Welcome to Online Course Reserves Access (OCRA)

FACULTY & DEPUTIES — Request, Reactivate Course Reserves

Use OCRA to request digital course reserves for articles, e-books, book excerpts, audio, and video. See instructions for activating OCRA course reserves in Canvas. Requests for physical reserves are made through OCRA but Josiah, the library catalog is the official record for these items.

If you are an instructor, click on "Manage My Reserves" after logging in. If you are a deputy, click on "Manage Reserves for ..." and select the appropriate instructor's name. Faculty may identify one or more deputies who will be authorized to manage reserves. Potential deputies may request access to manage a faculty member's reserves after logging in.

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STUDENTS — Access to OCRA Online Reserves

Students can access electronic course reserves from Canvas or (with the class password) by logging in to OCRA here.

Locating Reserved Books in the libraries (non-electronic content)
Students can obtain non-electronic reserves at service desks in the libraries. Search Josiah by course number or instructor to identify non-electronic reserves.
Course #:
e.g., MUSC1600