When preparing course readings, instructors must ensure copied materials comply with McGill’s Copyright policies and our COPIBEC licensing agreement.

Looking for copyright guidance on how to post readings to myCourses? View our step-by-step guide.

Electronic readings

If McGill Library has an electronic version (e-version) of your desired course reading, it’s easy to link to it on myCourses. First, find the Permalink for the reading, then create a link in myCourses.

Scanned readings

If you do not have access to an electronic version of a course reading, there are options to upload scanned readings to myCourses while respecting copyright. See the step-by-step guide for more details. Reporting these texts using Savia (an online form) helps ensure all scanned readings are legally copied for course use. This must occur BEFORE you upload these readings to myCourses.

Reporting readings

Course Reserves

Contact Course Reserves if you’re looking to arrange for print reserve materials for your course.

Course Packs

Course pack pilot project: instructors may place a request with the library for materials that would have originally been contained in course packs created by the bookstore. The library will attempt to obtain electronic copies of items not owned, or will attempt to obtain copyright clearance for those materials not available electronically.


Contact copyright.library [at] 

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