Reserves are books, DVDs, articles, or other materials a professor selects to make available in the library or in blackboard for their students to use.
1. Physical books and photocopies may be placed on reserve by faculty only in order to facilitate their use for specific assignments. Personal items belonging to the instructor may be placed on reserve. The instructor may request these items to be sensitized for the security system. Items owned by another library can not be placed on reserve.
2. All items placed on reserve must conform to US Copyright Law (Title 17). Please refer to the library's copyright resources for more information.
3. Materials are only kept on reserve for one semester at a time. All reserve items will be removed at the end of each semester. No reserve items will be held from semester to semester.
4. Copyright permission must be obtained for reserve items that will be used in subsequent semesters.
5. The Library will obtain copyright clearance for items to be placed on reserve. If copyright can not be obtained or the cost is too prohibitive, the item will not be placed on reserve and the instructor will be notified.
6. Each semester, professors will need to submit a reserve request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are not allowed to place materials on reserve for their instructor.
7. For print reserves, no more than two copies of an article or book chapter may be put on reserve. If more copies are needed, copyright permission must be obtained.
8. Only journal articles and book chapters will be placed on e-Reserves. Professors will need to provide the library with clean copies of any materials that will be scanned for e-Reserves. e-Reserves are part of Blackboard and instructors wanting items placed in e-Reserves will need to make the items available to the student through the course site. For more information about using Blackboard or for assistance in linking to the e-Reserve items, please contact Educational Technology Office.
9. Journal articles that are available in full-text through the library databases will not be placed on reserve. Instructors can provide the links to the students.
10. The Library will inform the instructor when reserve items are available and the instructor will need to inform students of what has been placed on reserve, as we have no knowledge of course assignments or requirements.