Grace Library’s Electronic reserves (E-Reserves) service offers electronic access to class reading materials (journal articles, portions of books, etc.) through the library's webpage. Using E-Reserves, class readings can be accessed and printed at home, at work, or on campus.

New to E-Reserves?

If you are a student in the class that is utilizing E-Reserves, read the E-Reserves Guide (PDF). The guide has information about how to access and search for and view E-Reserves materials. You will need a password, provided by your professor, to view documents for a specific class.

Forgot the password for your class?

If you forgot the password to access e-reserves for a specific class you are in, please contact your instructor or the Grace Library staff by calling us at 412.578.6139, emailing, or by stopping in.

Are you a Carlow faculty member?

Please visit the Library on myPortal (faculty access only) for more information about placing materials in E-Reserves. Download the Reserve form (both for electronic and print materials) here and return to the library.


Adobe Acrobat - E-Reserve materials are formatted as Adobe PDF documents. You need to have the Adobe Reader installed on your PC to view them. This is free software. To download the Adobe Reader go to:


All electronic reserve materials are governed by United States copyright law. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies of copyrighted materials. The person making copies of these materials is liable for any infringement. By using this Electronic Reserves system you agree to abide by the fair use provisions of the Copyright Law.

If you have any questions about the E-Reserves please contact Grace Library by calling 412.578.6139 or email