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Libraries Course Materials List

A guide for instructors to learn how to manage and edit the Libraries Course Materials tool in Canvas.

What are Libraries Course Materials Lists?



Libraries Course Materials is a library service and tool integrated into Canvas that allows course materials to be seamlessly delivered to students. Instructors may add books, articles, videos and other media, websites, and more. Students will have access to no-cost course materials wherever they are located. If you already have a Library Course Materials list, this guide will provide information on how to manage and edit your list.


Submit your course materials list to Zach Eden ( or fill out the course materials request form to get started. We build the list for you!

Course Materials Request Form

Why use Libraries Course Materials Lists?

Benefits of using Libraries Course Materials:

  • Save students money by using library licensed articles, videos, books, and more
  • Canvas integration provides seamless access for students on the first day of class
  • Engage with students through PDF annotation, citation notes, and viewing student usage analytics
  • Communicate directly with the library through the course materials list

This guide contains information to help you get started.

The following video provides an overview of features and benefits.

Who should I contact for more information?

If you don't have a Libraries Course Materials list, but would like one or would like someone to help with editing your list, contact Zach Eden ( or fill out the course materials request form to get started.

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