Canvas: Enable Your Library Course Page

Library Course Pages (LCPs) are dynamically created for all courses at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Rochester campuses. They are designed to allow U of MN students a quick and easy access to learning resources tailored to specific courses. Library Course Pages can include print books, journals, e-books, online content licensed through the U of MN Libraries, photocopies, PDFs, MS Word and MS PowerPoint documents, audio/video files, and more.

To use a Library Course Page, you will need to submit your requested material to the U of MN Library E-Reserve. Once a course E-Reserve list is created, students will be able to access course materials via the Library Course Page on a Canvas course site.

Please note:

  • Some or all of the requested course materials may be copyrighted and require a copyright payment.
  • Library Course Page can be enabled only for Canvas sites associated with PeopleSoft, i.e., for-credit course sites. 

The process of sharing course materials with students via a Library Course Page includes two steps:

  1. Creating your Library Course Page
  2. Enabling the Library Course Page course navigation menu item

Creating your Library Course Page

Contact E-Reserves at the U of MN Library and submit a list of your selected course materials.

  • The U of MN Library staff will create and activate a Library Course Page for your course
  • An email notification will be sent to you when a Library Course Page is ready.

Enabling Library Course Page

If you do not see the Library Course Page link your course navigation menu, you might need to enable this feature in the course.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click the Navigation tab
  3. Find the Library Course Page item.
  4. Click the Edit Course Navigation icon (3 vertical dots) on the right.
  5. Select Enable from the pop-up menu.
  6. Scroll all the way down the page and click Save. The link to the Library Course Page will show up on the left-side course navigation menu.
    course home page with course navigation menu item library course page highlighted