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Faculty Guide: Library Services

What are Course Reserves?

Course reserves are materials set aside from the rest of the libraries collection in support of college courses.  Materials must be personally owned by the faculty or the college.  You can search to see if an item is on reserves using the search box below, or you can place an item on reserve using the form in the box on the right. 

Course reserves have shorter loan periods so they be accessed by a higher volume of students.  Standard loan periods are:

  • 2 Hours
  • 24 Hours
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 1 Week

For a different loan period indicated Other on the form and the library will contact you.  

The professor is responsible for gaining copyright permission when needed.  More info about copyright and course reserved can be found on the right.  

Search Reserves

 Course Name  Course ID  Instructor Name

Reserves Form

Please submit a copy of the Reserves Form with your material. 

Contact Deidre Taylor with Questions here:

Copyright Info for Course Reserve Materials

 The following uses of copyrighted materials are not permissible according to Fair Use Guidelines, unless permission is gained from the copyright holder.

• Photocopies of the same magazines, journals, articles, book chapter for more than one course for more than one semester. • Photocopies of workbooks, standardized tests, exercise, and answer sheets.

• Photocopies of a collection of articles on the same subject forming a course packet.

• Videotaped recording of a television program over 45 days from date of broadcast.

Each instructor is responsible for obtaining copyright permission as necessary.

Use the "Copyright Permission Request Generator" can help you generate a copyright request letter: