Welcome to Online Course Reserves Access (OCRA):

If you experience problems with login or any other technical aspect of the system please email jean_rainwater@brown.edu, adam_bradley@brown.edu, or birkin_diana@brown.edu.

FACULTY & DEPUTIES—Request, Reactivate Course Reserves

Use OCRA to place books and other physical media on reserve AND to create electronic reserves: links to ebooks and other online content, digitization of articles, book chapters, full-length movies, short video clips, and audio files. Links to reserves in all formats will be added to your Canvas site.

For more information about OCRA, see:

Login to OCRA is now behind Shibboleth. If you are an instructor, click on "Manage My Reserves" after logging in. You may also identify one or more deputies who will be authorized to manage reserves on your behalf. If you are a deputy, click on "Manage Reserves for ..." and select the appropriate instructor's name. You may also request access to manage a faculty member's reserves after logging in.

STUDENTS—Access to 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

For questions or assistance in using this site contact Rock-Reserves@brown.edu or your Instructional Technologist. For questions or assistance regarding streaming videos, contact media_production@brown.edu.