Course Reserve Policy

Faculty must complete a reserve form and submit it and the materials to the circulation supervisor 24 hours in advance.

  • Students must be registered with the library in order to use the reserve materials.
  • Reserve items are for in-library use only, unless otherwise indicated by the instructor.
  • Most reserve items are loaned for a 2-hour period. Longer circulation periods are at the discretion of the faculty member placing the item on reserve.
  • Instructors must supply photocopies that they wish to place on reserve. It is expected that such copies constitute “fair use” in accord with current copyright regulations.
  • Any materials placed on reserve will be removed at the end of the semester.
  • Copyright Guidelines

    Generally, the library will place on reserve one volume of a work or a single copy of an article, chapter of a book, or a poem.

    Requests for multiple copies on reserve should meet the following copyright law guidelines:
    1. The amount of material should be reasonable in relation to the total amount of material assigned for one term of a course taking into account the nature of the course, its subject matter and level.
    2. The number of copies should be reasonable in light of the number of students enrolled, the difficulty and timing of assignments, and the number of other courses which may assign the same material.
    3. The material should contain a notice of copyright, see.
    4. The effect of photocopying the material should not be detrimental to the market for the work. (In general, the library should own at least one copy of the work.)