course reserves

reserve desk

The Library accepts materials for the Reserve Desk based on the guidelines below. Please allow two working days to process materials.

Books, media and journal articles from the Library's collection will be placed on reserve at the request of the instructor. Reserve requests may be sent to Anne Schwelm. Instructors are encouraged to put Library items on reserve in anticipation of high demand for specific materials for class assignments, in order to ensure access for all students in the class.

Personal copies of materials are accepted for reserve. Barcodes, labels and security stickers will be affixed to each item. The Library is not responsible for damage or loss of such materials.

All materials will be removed from the Reserve Desk shelves at the end of each semester. Personal items should be picked up by the instructor.

The Library Director reserves the right to refuse items for reserve, if in her judgment the items do not meet the fair use provisions set forth in the United States Copyright Act of 1976 (Section 107).

** Please note that materials not meeting the criteria for fair use may be accepted for the Reserve Desk if permission has been granted by the copyright holder.

Materials accepted for the Reserve Desk:

  • Books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, and videos.
  • Portions of books (up to 15% of total pages).
    **Please include copies of title and verso pages.
  • Photocopies of journal articles with complete bibliographic information.
  • Materials created by the Instructor for the course, e.g., syllabi, class notes, tests, presentations, etc.
  • Student-created materials accompanied by a signed consent form.
  • Materials accompanied by a permission letter from the copyright holder, such as:
    • Large portions of books, (over 15%)
    • Portions of books used for more than one semester Journal articles used for more than one semester
      **If the article is available on one of the Library's licensed databases, an electronic course page will be created in ERes and a link will be made to the article in the database.