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Library Reserve Guidelines
Guidelines for Placing Materials on Library Reserve
Reserve materials are supplementary resources instructors can make available to their students. Instructors may request to have materials owned by the library placed on Reserve. Instructors may also place personal copies of books, videos, and other materials on Reserve. The library is not liable if personal copies are lost or damaged; however, the library will replace the item if replacement charges are recovered from the responsible patron.
All copyrighted material placed on Reserve must include appropriate citations or attributions to their sources. Instructors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for the materials they place on reserve. All copyrighted material will include the following Section 108 (f) (1) notice:
This material may be protected by Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Under certain conditions specified in the United States Copyright Law, libraries and archives may be authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction may not be 'used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.' One copy may be made for scholarly purposes. No further reproduction, transmission, or electronic distribution of this material is permitted unless copyright fees are paid.
Many items do not require advanced copyright permission
- Exams written by the instructor
- Lecture notes
- Items for which the instructor legally owns (e.g., books and media)
- Items for which the instructor has already secured copyright permission (with appropriate documentation)
- Government publications
- Items in the public domain
- Links to articles within library subscribed databases
- Links to Web sites
Items that will be placed on Reserve if copyright permission is secured
- Multiple articles from the same journal issue
- Multiple chapters of a book
- Student produced materials
- An article or chapter that has been used the previous semester by the same instructor for the same course
Items that will not be placed on Reserve
- Course packs (unless copyright permissions for each item have been obtained in advance)
- Consumables, or copies of consumables (materials such as workbooks or exercises intended for a single use only)
- Illegal copies of print materials or media (e.g., shows recorded from television, a copied textbook, or burned DVD/CD)
Obtaining Copyright Permission
In accordance with Fair Use, copyrighted materials supplied by faculty members will be placed on Reserve for one semester without obtaining permission, unless the item is already owned by the library. Thereafter, the library will not keep any copyrighted material on Reserve unless the faculty member has obtained official permission.
Instructors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for the materials they place on reserve. Copyright permission can often be easily obtained through the Copyright Clearance Center @ www.copyright.com. Please contact a librarian for further information or assistance.
Checkout Lengths Defined:
2 hours (Default Checkout) - Item can leave the library and checkout overnight (when checked out two-hours before library closing time, item becomes due the next morning at 9am).
2 hours (No Overnight) - Item can leave the library (allows students to take materials with them to class) but does not checkout overnight.
2 hours (Library Use Only) - Item cannot leave the library at any time.
Scanning Materials for Electronic Reserve
Copies of journal articles and/or book chapters must be provided by the instructor. To ensure high quality electronic files, submit material with clear, legible text printed on white 8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14 sheets. The pages of a submitted reserve item should be checked to ensure correct page numbering prior to submission. All items placed on eReserves will require authentication using the student’s library barcode and PIN.
To place material on reserve, please complete a Library Reserve Request form and submit to the Circulation Counter, send through campus mail, or email to Kevin Webb. Please allow 3 business days for processing. For the removal of reserve items, please contact Kevin Webb and allow up to one business day for the item to be returned.
If you have any questions about the Library Reserve Guidelines, please contact